Question: My child just got an IEP. How will I know if his accommodations are working? Will the school give me updates on how things are going?
Answer: Accommodations are changes made to the way your child is expected to do something at school. For example, he may take the same test as other students but have extended time to finish it. (This is different from, which change what a student learns.) The purpose is to give him access to general education and help him meet his IEP goals.
It’s unlikely you’ll get updates directly related to his accommodations. But you will get progress reports related to his IEP goals and objectives.
But that doesn’t mean you can’t ask about the effectiveness of his accommodations. In fact, if his performance in class or on his goals and objectives are a problem at any time, it’s a good idea to ask.