Accommodations: AP CLASS ACCOMMODATIONS

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Shelly:  The LSSP is telling me that my child can’t have the same accommodations in his AP class that he has in his Gen Ed class (extended test time, no miscountings for spelling errors, extra time for homework, etc). I can’t find this anywhere! My kid is failing his class (that is required at his school) due to no accommodations. I know that his accommodations need to be submitted by Feb 17 for testing purposes, but I can’t find anything about class work. Please help!

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I’m also interested in this question. As my son has a 504 plan already in place, but the teacher will not follow homework accommodations, stating it’s an AP class, and if he can’t keep up he should get out. However, CollegeBoard has already approved his extended time for the test. So, is extra test time the only modification by law? Any info would be helpful.
Are AP classes exempt from class accommodations?
Thank you

Melany, No these classes are not exempt from providing students with accommodations. As Morning says, AP teachers & often other teachers are not provided the training & support they need to know their responsibility to provide accommodations. Hopefully the district 504 coordinator knows that AP teachers are required to provide accommodations, if the campus administrators do not.

Some AP teachers are not educated or trained on 504/IEPs accommodations. Bottom line, teachers may not have “support structure” in place to accommodate. They need a “go to” person on staff such as a collaborative case manager. While the accommodations seems simple to us as parents to implement–to some AP teachers they seem unreasonable and extra work–that is why the case manager should educate and collaborate with that teacher. Yes, some teachers will refuse and don’t understand the law, and I put blame on the administration for not educating and training staff. Be careful, at the college level–make sure you find a college that has a well staffed disability support office as some college faculty are resistant to accommodations.

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