Assessments for Exam Access Arrangements (e.g. extra time, a reader) are administered by a specialist teacher holding a current Assessment Practising Certificate, who is a “named assessor” for several Sheffield schools and colleges and has up-to date working knowledge of the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) guidelines.
Assessment for exam access arrangements can be undertaken from the beginning of Year 9.
Please note that, wherever possible, the process of assessing and applying for exam access arrangements should be undertaken within the school/college and the service SDC provides is usually only necessary if more specialist testing is required.
In any case, liaison between the assessor and your school/college will be required before the assessment takes place.
The necessary paperwork is sent to the school/college and a short summary report provided for parents.
Please also note that this level of assessment does not provide enough evidence for a diagnosis of a specific learning difficulty.
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