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Assessment Conditions

Note

Reader (R) assistance in separate accommodation

See exclusions

Computer/Writer (C/W) assistance in separate accommodation

See exclusions
Application for a writer automatically includes computer use. However, using a computer for time-bound assessment should only occur when this is the student's normal means of working.

Students using computers may share their separate accommodation and printers.

Candidates using a computer must complete the Candidate Use of a Computer form (DOCX, 49KB) (DOCX, 49KB).

Separate Accommodation (SA)

This is provided whenever a Reader or Writer is used, and for a candidate who has a specific reason not to be with other candidates.

Extra Time (ET)

The usual maximum length is 10 minutes for any hour long assessment or 30 minutes for a three-hour examination.

Extra Time is available for three-hour exam sessions only when entries are made for three standards in that session.

Enlarged Papers (EP)

Enlarged to A3 only.

Rest Breaks (RB)

For candidates with physical and medical conditions, such as chronic fatigue, diabetes, anxiety, chronic pain or physical injury.

The usual maximum length is 10 minutes on top of any hour long assessment or 30 minutes for a three-hour examination.
Any time beyond that must be discussed with NZQA.

Rest breaks may be used as well as Extra Time.

Braille paper (BP)

 For blind candidates.

Exceptional Conditions

Note

Special Paper (SP)

This is a PDF to be loaded on to an iPad or computer for enlargement purposes or for printing on coloured paper. It is not a digital assessment that can be answered on-screen.

Supervisor who is capable of signing (SS)

For deaf candidates.

Reader using sign-assisted English (SR) in separate accommodation

For deaf candidates.

 
 
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