Special Assessment Conditions - NCEA Exams 2017


Special Assessment Conditions for the NCEA exams 2017

You can apply for Special Assessment Conditions for the NCEA exams if; your daughter has a sensory, physical, medical and or learning difficulty that affects the assessment of their classroom learning, and might be able to overcome or reduced with appropriate assistance.  New applications open 1 October 2016 for the 2017 school year.  The deadline for new applications closes for Special Assessment Conditions for 2017 in mid-February.

What are Special Assessment Conditions?

Special Assessment Conditions (SAC) provide extra help for approved students when they are being assessed for their NCEA so that barriers to achievement can be removed and they can have a fair opportunity to achieve credits.  The support is used for internal standards and external standards (exams).

Examples of SAC are use of a writer or a computer, extra time, braille or enlarged papers, or a reader.

How is an application made for Special Assessment Conditions?

Your daughter will need to complete a student application for entitlement to SAC form.  These are available from the Deputy Principal in charge of NCEA, Ms Rowlands or from the NZQA website.  The application will need to be supported by a report written by a registered professional, certifying the medical condition and or learning disability and making recommendations for the assessment of learning (SAC).  The report must have been completed within the last three years.


What happens then?

The school applies online through a very secure portal providing data and other information showing the need for the SAC requested.  Applications close in mid-February 2017.

NZQA assessors may approve or amend or decline all or any of the SACs requested for your child on the basis of the information provided.  Approval means that they are entitled to use the SCA for internal and external assessment (exams) for that year.

Who to contact at school
If you think your daughter may be eligible for SACs contact one of the following people;

  • Glenda Rowlands, Deputy principal in charge of NZQA
  • The year level Dean
  • Mrs Mordue, SENCO 

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