Can accomodations be given to a child doesn’t qualify for a 504 or IEP?

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As part of best practices and effective instruction, accommodations can be provided to students in the classroom if they do not have a disability designation – e.g. the student can be provided with notes, sit closer to the teacher, be given tests in other forms (explaining instead of writing an answer) to address a special condition or disability. However, accommodations such as extended testing time, having a test administered in an alternate location, and repeating directions cannot be provided on high-stakes standardized testing without a formal 504 or special education plan.