Adult education and literacy programs must understand the difference between accommodations and modifications as part of establishing a foundation for ADA/Section 504 compliance. An intervention is a strategy or technique that can enhance a student’s learning process, such as color coding, card markers etc.

An accommodation changes or augments the environment to enable individuals to compete or perform academically at an equal level. Accommodations can only be provided to students when they have a disability that has been documented by a qualified professional.

Information regarding types of modifications and accommodations for the TASC™ test and the application process can be fount at the NYSED HSE website.