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Assessment for disabled students: an international comparison

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Qualifications and Curriculum Authority

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Assessment disabled international briefing Assessment for disabled students: an international comparison QCA briefing document David Pepper International Unit Regulation & Standards Division 25 September 2007 Assessment for disabled students: an international comparison © 2007 Qualifications and Curriculum Authority 2 Contents Introduction ..................................................................................................................3 Control, terminology and mainstreaming .....................................................................4 Changes to assessment arrangements .......................................................................8 Sensory disabilities ...............................................................................................8 Physical and cognitive disabilities.........................................................................9 Dyslexia ..............................................................................................................10 Assessment exemptions .....................................................................................11 Assessment equity and validity...........................................................................11 Typology .............................................................................................................12 Limitations ..................................................................................................................15 Assessment for disabled students: an international comparison © 2007 Qualifications and Curriculum Authority 3 Introduction This paper provides a briefing on assessment arrangements for disabled students in various countries. The briefing is based on research using international networks and literature. The focus of this briefing is on assessment in secondary education and disabilities. However, references to d

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