Students’ accommodations and participation decisions will be made by each student’s educational team. The educational team should have ensured that the student received the agreed-upon, allowable accommodation(s) in instruction and classroom assessments in the content area for a sufficient amount of time prior to BIE Science assessment administration so that the student will be comfortable with using it on the assessment.

Unlike accessibility features, the use of each accommodation in daily instruction must have written documentation in the Individualized Education Program (IEP), 504, or English Learner (EL) plan. Only students on IEP, 504, or EL plans are eligible for those specified accommodations. Students who have achieved fluent English proficiency are not eligible for EL accommodations.