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What sort of supporting evidence is needed for a new application?

  1. Where the need for Special Assessment Conditions arises from:

    1. a permanent or long-term sensory or physical or medical condition, a report from an appropriate registered medical professional providing evidence of need based on the functional impact of the condition is required. The report should:
      1. be completed in the year of the application;
      2. detail exactly how the candidate's access to assessment is impaired by their medical or physical or sensory condition – e.g. a physical inability to write for themselves or to see an examination paper;
      3. detail any suitable assessment conditions.

    2. learning difficulties/disorders, NZQA requires:
      1. EITHER appropriate school-gathered, documented evidence showing need based on the functional impact of the difficulty, which should be submitted to NZQA with the application. Contact the School Relationship Manager for Special Assessment Conditions for further guidance if required.
      2. OR a current report based on an assessment carried out by an appropriately qualified registered professional, (such as an educational psychologist,  NZCER level C assessor or speech/language therapist) providing evidence of need based on the functional impact of the learning disorder. The report should:
        1. be completed in time for the first year of assessment for national qualifications, and remains valid for up to four years
        2. explain exactly how the candidate's access to assessments is impaired by the functional impact of their learning disorder
        3. detail suitable assessment conditions.

  2. Schools are responsible for retaining current copies of the documented evidence of need, to be available to send to NZQA on request.

 

 
 
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