The Assessing the need for Access Arrangements in Examinations: A Practical Guide – Sixth Edition, is written and edited by Lia Castiglione and published by Patoss, in association with the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ). It has been completely revised to bring you up-to-date with the latest JCQ Regulations and replaces all earlier editions of this valuable book.
Why a new edition, now?
Since the publication of the last edition of the guide, there have been a number of major changes to the JCQ regulations for access arrangements. These include the 2019 changes to the application process for reader / computer reader, the inclusion of mathematical fluency as an area of cognitive processing in 2020, and the most recent changes to the regulations for applying for 25% Extra Time.
In addition, the Covid-19 epidemic has had an enormous impact on all aspects of education: on the number of children and young people who are being educated at home, how information is gathered to paint a ‘picture of need’ for Form 8 Part 1, and on the processes of assessment for Part 2.
This edition will bring you up to date with the 2021-2022 JCQ regulations and replaces all earlier editions of the book.
How does the new 6th edition help?
Containing all the features you have come to expect from this essential publication, the 6th edition addresses the changes and issues that have arisen over the last three years. It provides:
> essential information on the evidence requirements for each access arrangement, including the new assessment evidence for 25% extra time from September 2021
> extended and updated information on available tests to help with selecting appropriate assessment tools for each area within Form 8 Part 2
> key information and guidance on remote assessment
> important guidance and resources to facilitate gathering centre-based evidence of need and normal way of working for learners who have had periods of home-learning
> up-to-date information on the processes involved in maintaining access arrangements for candidates moving centres
This is a key resource for anyone involved in providing access arrangements for students in secondary school and FE, including those with SpLDs