*Pearson Virtual School (PVS) teachers are responsible for providing accommodations as documented in an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or Section 504 Plan.
*Partner Schools are responsible for providing modiﬁcations and services per the IEP or 504 plan.
*District Partners remain the Local Education Agency (LEA) and are responsible for providing IEP and 504 Plans to District Success Partners, providing direct services for students, coordinating IEP and 504 meetings, and identiﬁcation and educational evaluation for suspected disabilities.
Common accommodations in a virtual setting include:
- Retaking tests and quizzes: The teacher may provide an alternative assessment, relearning opportunity, or retake of the assessment or meet with the student to review the material, if in accordance with the IEP or 504 plan.
- Extra time: This accommodation is inherently embedded in the platform since students are able to self-pace through the A course reduction may also be considered as a way to fulﬁll this accommodation to allow additional time to work through course content. For tests or quizzes, timers within the platform will be disabled.
- Course Reductions: Any course reduction beyond 20% must be reﬂected in the IEP or 504 plan, or through written district It is important to be clear if the intent is to reduce activities, content, or number of items on tests/assignments. (Reducing the number of answer choices will be provided by the LEA).
- Alternative assignments/assessments: A student may be provided an alternate assignment or assessment that will not alter the objectives being
- Restatement or clariﬁcation of directions/instructions: Teachers can provide this through Live Lesson sessions, in recordings, and during oﬃce Students are able to schedule a meeting or drop in. (Special Education teachers at the LEA can also do this in small groups or individually to supplement general education instruction).
- Copies of presentation notes: LiveLesson sessions are recorded and accessible on the teacher’s home Links to the presentation can be sent upon request.
- Supplemental course resources (i.e. outlines, study aides, teacher notes): Course resources are available within courses to aid students while they work through course Due to the platform capabilities, students are able to access prior content as they progress through the course. Unique needs will be discussed with the Special Populations team, District Success Partner, and Program Coordinator. (Special Education teachers at the LEA may also support this accommodation to supplement depending on individual student need).
- Accessibility: Text-to-speech, speech-to-text, highlighting, masking, and enlarged font features are built into some courses, and there are compatible extensions for Speciﬁc guidance can be sent upon request.