Special Provision for Tests and Examinations:. Lyn Robinson Resource Teacher – Vision Impairment Statewide Vision Resource Centre D.E.E.C.D. What are special arrangements?. Any modification which is required to allow access to test materials and reasonable time to complete the test.
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Resource Teacher – Vision Impairment
Statewide Vision Resource Centre D.E.E.C.D.
Any modification which is required to allow access to test materials and reasonable time to complete the test.
From Prep to Year 12:
Class tests and school based exams
External tests and exams –
*Based on what’s happened for school assessments
NAPLAN Helpline: 1800 648 637
Application form requires:
Student has attended the Educational Vision Assessment Clinic (EVAC) and has been found to have a vision impairment
(i.e. visual acuity worse than 6/18 and/or field reduction of less than 20 degrees).
Medical Report from an Ophthalmologist:
stating that the student is in the partially sighted or legally blind range
A support statement with comments and recommendations from a specialist teacher (Visiting Teacher or Specialist Teacher)
Before Year 11
Extra Timefor reading, production & rest breaks.
Alternative Format Papers
VCE &VCAL Admin Handbook 2010 pp.127-128
Supervisors and Reader/Scribes
Separate Room – why?
Many VI students cannot read or produce handwritten work
Be aware that VI students may need to use own computer…
May Bring into the Exam Room.
may apply for an exemption from the GAT
A DES may be granted where exam performance has been adversely affected by:
Vision impairment is not an eligibility criteria for DES
Applications for Special Examination Arrangements must be submitted on the
“Special Examination Arrangements
First Friday in March (5/3/2010)
Special Provision V.C.A.A. Ph.9225 2219
Marilena, Andy or Chris
Deb or Lyn
Statewide Vision Resource Centre, D.E.E.C.D., Ph.9841 0242