As a result of a spec. Ed meeting we had with our principal, he sent out an email letting teachers know that they may need to give less work, less writing, and orally read tests if needed. He also stated that teachers need to give our spec ed students typed modified tests. Of course this all depends on the students needs and what it states in their IEPs. The workload in some of our science and social studies is over the top. I couldn't pass some do the science tests myself even if I could use my book! Some of the tests given were hand written or had answers blackened out on them. We felt this was wrong and could embarrass a student that was getting that test. Teachers were p****d about the email. But why? I know why because this causes them to have to do more work. They have to go back and re-type a new version of their test. Is this too much to ask? I'm not being a smart ass here. I want other opinions. On top of everything else, the spec ed teachers in our building are now the bad guys. Everyone seems to hate us just because we are trying to do what's right for our students!!!!!