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AARA/Special Provisions

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‚ÄčAt times there may be a need for a student to seek support for their learning due to foreseen or unforeseen circumstances that impact their ability to engage in their educational program. In these circumstances, the school will work with a student and parent/carer to provide appropriate support. Our school operates in line with policy and procedures from the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) for providing Special Provision, Access Arrangements and Reasonable Adjustments (AARA) or Illness/Misadventure support for students. Additionally, Springfield Central State High School's Senior School Assessment Policy is utilised for supporting staff in making decisions, in some circumstances, for support for students in the Senior School.  

 

Special Provisions (year 12 2019)

 

Special provisions may be provided to students to meet specific educational needs in certain circumstances. Special provisions may be applied to senior school-based assessment or the Queensland Core Skills (QCS) Test. Special provisions apply to students in year 12 2019 only.    

 

See Senior A-Z Special Provisions for further specific information.

 

Access Arrangements and Reasonable Adjustments (AARA) or Illness/Misadventure (Starting Year 11 2019)

 

The Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) recognises that some students have disability, impairment and/or medical conditions,

or experience other circumstances that may be a barrier to their performance in assessment. Access arrangements and reasonable adjustments (AARA) are designed to assist in year 11 2019 and Senior School beyond 2020.

 

AARA minimise barriers for eligible students to demonstrate their learning, knowledge and skill in assessment. Students are required to complete and submit relevant QCAA medical forms as well as the relevant AARA

or illness/misadventure form, which informs our decisions about appropriate adjustments and arrangements for Applied, Applied (Essential), General, General (Extension), Short Course and Senior External Examination (SEE) assessments.

 

See QCE and QCIA handbook v1.1 AARA and Illness/Misadventure for further specific information.

 

Application process

 

Students seeking consideration for Special Provisions, AARA or Illness /Misadventure, need to provide documentation to their relevant Guidance Officer, respective Head of Department Junior, Middle or Senior School or Deputy Principal to help inform the decision. The QCAA AARA medical form and relevant AARA or Illness/Misadventure form is required for consideration by the school and the QCAA. Relevant medical documentation or similar formal documentation, that provides a reasonable explanation about the reason for special provisions, is required to inform a decision for Special Provision.


To access the Confidential Medical Form Click here and Student Statement Form for an AARA application Click here


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Last reviewed 22 March 2019
Last updated 22 March 2019