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Assessments to be used for application for concessions / accommodations

What are accommodations or concessions?

Concessions/accommodations are two interchangeable terms used to describe certain special circumstances or devices that students can apply for when writing exams. These include:

  • Extra time
  • A scribe (someone to write down their answers)
  • A reader (someone to read the exam paper for them)
  • Amanuensis (A person who reads and scribes for the learner)
  • Spelling concessions
  • Braille
  • Planning aid
  • Reading apparatus
  • Enlarged print
  • Use of a computer
  • Permission to take food / medication during the examination
  • Rest breaks
  • Separate venue
  • Permission to use special equipment

When does a child qualify for a specific concession or accommodation?

In order to qualify for a concession or accommodation a child needs to have been assessed to have at least average intellectual ability and subsequently diagnosed with a recognised learning disability which compromises examination performance. For example, a child who has been diagnosed with Dyslexia will usually qualify for a reader and/or spelling concession.