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Notice 134 2020

Notice to Schools 134/2020 – 9 September 2020

2020 General Achievement Test (GAT) Special Examination Arrangements

Principals/Directors, VCE coordinators and VASS administrators

Special Examination Arrangements advice slips for the 2020 GAT are available on VASS. Please ensure all students with approved Special Examination Arrangements have been provided with a copy of their individual advice slips.

VASS administrators should read the advice provided in the VASS Guide (pdf - 141.42kb) before printing and distributing advice slips.

Emergency Special Examination Arrangements

Schools must use the 'Application for Emergency Special Examination Arrangements' form, available from VASS downloads, for any students requiring Special Examination Arrangements due to a sudden illness, an accident or a personal trauma that occurs immediately before or during the GAT.

Action required

Principals/Directors ensure:

  • Special Examination Arrangements advice slips are printed and distributed to students, chief supervisors and school personnel responsible for the conduct and administration of the GAT
  • Special Examination Arrangements advice slips are discussed with and clearly understood by students, chief supervisors, school personnel and any approved supervisors, clarifiers, interpreters, readers and scribes.

Critical dates

Friday 18 September 2020 – Last day to submit Special Examination Arrangements applications online for known conditions for any VCE external assessment including the GAT

Wednesday 7 October – GAT held

Additional information

Queries should be directed as follows:

Schools are reminded to use the Help button on the appropriate screen for information regarding the use of specific VASS menus and functions.