New classes, but no accommodations sheets yet on the students because we're still in the drop/add phase. Which means some caseworkers and parents have started approaching teachers to share the necessary information now. Unfortunately, both sets of people will lie and exaggerate, hoping the teachers will bow down to their demands without actually looking at paperwork. These are the ones I'm calling BS on, and really hope that no one was stupid enough to include in a high school accommodations list: Not required to take any tests/quizzes (general ed classroom) Upload all homework assignments to website daily (I don't generally give homework. But when I do it is usually classwork that students did not finish.) Separate setting for all quizzes and tests. While not crazy, I think it is very bad practice to have separate setting for all quizzes. Most of my quizzes take students 3-4 minutes to complete. After which we move on quickly to a new activity. A student taking the quiz separately could miss 15-20 minutes. Most parents/caseworkers get this and want their kids in the class for quizzes. I have two that are insisting quizzes are done elsewhere. Check for understanding for every.single.vocabulary.term.and.concept. But privately because the student will not respond in class. BEFORE we move onto a new concept. I have this with four students in one class. So theoretically I must introduce a term, teach it to the class, have the majority sit and wait while I quietly go over to each of the four students and quiz them independently about the term. And of course they cannot sit next to each other. Which brings me to - preferential seating. In my district that term means the teacher actually has assigned seating for the child, where he/she will be most productive. I have two students, in one class, that must have the first seat closest to the door. ???? About 8 in one class that must be up front and away from other students that are distractions. Yet they are ALL distractions themselves. One kid that has failed the class a couple of times is now allowed to use her books/notes (notes that I must type out for her and give her because she doesn't like to take notes herself) on any test/quiz so she'll have a better chance at passing this time. And here's the kicker - one parent that says I must call her every night her son receives a homework assignment and gets a grade back. I am not to leave a voicemail.