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U.S. Department of Education: Promoting Educational Excellence for all Americans

Individual special education terms defined (new Sec. 300.39(b)) (proposed Sec. 300.38(b))

Comment: A few commenters provided definitions of "accommodations" and "modifications" and recommended including them in new Sec. 300.39(b) (proposed Sec. 300.38(b)).

Discussion: The terms "accommodations" and "modifications" are terms of art referring to adaptations of the educational environment, the presentation of educational material, the method of response, or the educational content. They are not, however, examples of different types of "education" and therefore we do not believe it is appropriate to define these terms of art or to include them in new Sec. 300.39(b) (proposed Sec. 300.38(b)).

Changes: None.