What adjustments are made in exams?

Exam arrangements are formalised in the AccessAbility Centre and passed on to the Registry.  Students are usually given 25% extra time, based on the recommendation of a specialist assessor.   In some circumstances the following arrangements can also be made:

·         taped questions or the reading aloud of questions before the exam

·         large print papers

·         question papers on coloured paper

·         re-drafting of scripts if handwriting is illegible (after the examination the student reads their paper to an amanuensis who re-writes it and both scripts are submitted to the marker)

·         the use of a computer

 As the Disability Discrimination Act makes clear, alternative forms of assessment should be considered. 

 Please see the SPACE project for further advice and guidelines.

 

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