Whenever possible, students will be evaluated by the same standards set for the other students, even when adaptations and modifications are used.
There are a few cases where the evaluation of a student’s learning will be different than their peers. A student can have the same learning outcomes as their peers but require different evaluation procedures such as taking an oral exam instead of a written one. The use of adapted evaluation procedures must be noted in the student’s IEP.
A student can take part in the regular classroom program but have some components that are modified. For example, the student may have courses where their learning outcomes are substantially different from regular learning outcomes.
A student may participate in a program that is entirely different from their peers. In these cases, modifications to the programs must be listed in the student’s IEP.
Regardless of what the student’s learning outcomes are, the evaluation must be made referencing the standards set out in the IEP.