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Access Points in the General Education Classroom

Modified instruction

Instructional Leadership Practice:

  • All students should be taught at the level of rigor required by the standards and scaffolded to the trajectory of the standard.

Standards BasedInstruction

Formula for Reading ...

Universal Instruction+ Accommodations+ Modifications= Achievement

Components of Universal instruction


  • Derived and aligned to the general education standards and courses
  • Standard diploma via Access Points
  • Reduced complexity from grade-level standard
  • Access to the general education curriculum and placement
  • Assessed through Florida Alternate Assessment (FAA) formerly known as FSAA

Access Points

Every student is a general education student first.

Accommodations - change how a student learns. Accommodations do not change what the student is expected to learn. Accommodations are setting, presentation, response, and scheduling.Modifications - change what a student learns. Modifications are reduction of content, fewer requirements, less complex level of mastery.

Modifications vs. Accommodations

  • setting
  • presentation
  • response
  • scheduling



  • reduction of content
  • fewer requirements
  • less complex level of mastery

How vs. What

Math Access Points

US History Access Points

CRM Collaboration

access points are setting neutral

Access Points can be instructed in a variety of settings, including general education classrooms.

Trainings for Rotational Model

  • How to Provide Effective Standards Based Instruction in a Multi-Grade Self-Contained Classroom
    • 12/12/23 8:30am-3:30pm
    • 1/23/24 8:30am-3:30pm
    • 1/30/24 8:30am-3:30pm
    • 2/8/24 8:30am-3:30pm
    • 3/5/24 8:30am-3:30pm
    • 4/25/24 8:30am-3:30pm

Trainings for Access Points

  • Access Points 1.0
    • 2/6/24 8:30am-3:30pm
    • 4/16/24 8:30am-3:30pm
  • It's Not Magic
    • 1/18/24 8:30am-3:30pm
    • 3/28/24 8:30am-3:30pm
    • 4/4/24 8:30am-3:30pm


Katie BoydDirectorESE Behavior and Instructional Support for Significant Disabilitiesmary.boyd@ocps.net

Brittany MillsSenior AdministratorESE Behavior and Instructional Support for Significant Disabilitiesbrittany.mills@ocps.net

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