Disability Adjustment Guidelines

The School Curriculum and Standards Authority recognises that access to timed assessments could be significantly affected for students with a diagnosed disability, impairment or medical condition. Adjustments may need to be made for these students to access the assessment equitably. Evidence of the diagnosis is required for approval of adjustments for students with a disability and/or medical condition.

This document provides a summary of the adjustments that may be appropriate for a particular student in National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN), Online Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (OLNA), Externally Set Tasks (ESTs), school-based timed assessments for courses and ATAR course examinations. Schools should refer to the respective manual/handbooks for each assessment to determine who is able to approve the adjustment and what evidence to support the approval is required to be collected.