At too many meetings issues related to accomodations and modifications get short time and little attention. If it is not on the computer IEP drop down menu or check list chances are good that there will be little to no discussions of the individual needs that your child/student has for particular accomodations. This back of the IEP list of supports can be as important and sometimes more important than the goals or even the services. It is important to remember that for purposes of high stakes testing (e.g. SAT and ACT) if there has not been a history of the IEP containing accomodations that have been in fact accessed the student will likely not get support from ETS. It is important to document the need and use of accomodations years prior to taking high stakes testing. The following is a very comprehensive and well organized manual of accomodations and modifications that is a useful reference as you get ready for your next meeting. Download AccommodationsManual.pdf. See ETS research report on testing accomodations for writing .
With the ACT and SAT testing coming up, many students have applied for testing accomodations. Some will be denied. You may want to consider using these resources from ETS to fashion an appeal. but it can be hard to get them to change their position.