Special Provision for School-Based Assessment Requirements
Students are eligible for Special Provision for school-based assessment if their ability to demonstrate their achievement is adversely affected by:
- illness - acute or chronic
- impairment - long term
- personal circumstances.
Students who think they might be eligible for this Special Provision must apply to their VCE Coordinator. For a medical condition, students will need to provide their school with a current medical letter outlining their diagnosis, and the symptoms and issues which will impact on their school performance. Students who have experienced a recent personal trauma will require current external evidence. Long-term impairments/disabilities will require a medical statement or recent intellectual and educational testing evidence (learning disability) and a history of how they have been assisted at school over the years.
If a student is eligible, their school will be able to assist them by:
- rescheduling assessment tasks, or
- setting alternative or substitute tasks, or
- allowing more time to complete a task, or
- allowing the use of different arrangements to complete an assessment.
If none of these provisions reasonably overcomes a student’s situation, their school may decide to determine their result from other assessments or work already done in that study.