Full disclosure, this is a grad school assignment. It's due by midnight tonight and I have been procrastinating all week because I have no idea how to answer these questions. Each week we've been covering one "special population" and then for one of our assignments we have to write about how we modify for that group. I already explained to the professor that my district doesn't do modifications for anyone unless they have significant special education needs, and I was told to write about what I could do if modifications were allowed. Weeks 1 and 2 were special education students and ELL students, which was fine- I wrote about things that I would do if we could modify for these students. This week is "economically disadvantaged learners." I have to write about how I would modify curriculum, instruction, and assessments. I realize that many places modify much more than we do (grad program is located in another state- I'm attending online), but do people really modify curriculum and assessments for low SES children? I have always heard modifications defined as changes to the curriculum or what the child is expected to learn. Changing expectations based on the fact that someone is poor seems highly unethical to me if not illegal. There must be something I'm missing here, because I can't think of anything that I would consider to be appropriate for the curriculum or assessment question (I already completed the instruction question). Someone asked a few weeks back in one of our discussions if we could write about accommodations instead, and the professor said no. As luck would have it, this is also the assignment chosen for this class that we have to upload to our portfolio for graduation, so I need it to be a good grade. I know some members hate when people ask for help with homework, but if anyone is willing to provide any suggestions I would greatly appreciate it!