Thank you everyone. I still don't agree with a lot of what is being told to me re accommodations, but I'm beginning to understand that if that's the way is it, then I have to do it or get out of the profession. I grade HW on completion and direction following (mostly format) only. The questions don't have to be right, only all attempted showing reasonable effort. It's a full points or no points grade. I found out more information yesterday - this young man is in 11th grade, and has specifically requested to be in my freshman accelerated class for the on-the-surface reason of wanting to be in a more disciplined class, but according to another counselor, he is trying to avoid being placed in the regular class because he wants to avoid having that particular teacher. This kid has already taken the pre-rec class for this class twice, and not done well, and is a lower level student overall. Already the first HW has been due, and he did not turn it in. He earned a 30% on the test, when the average grade in the class was A-. So if there is a more appropriate placement for this kid, then should he still be placed in my class with me having to make the modifications? I'm even more frustrated now.