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Special provisions in curriculum and assessment

The SACE Board provides all students with opportunities to successfully complete the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE).

The SACE Board and schools share responsibilities and obligations under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and Disability Standards for Education 2005 to make reasonable adjustments in curriculum and assessment to enable students who are eligible on the grounds of disability, to participate in programs and associated assessments on the same basis as other students.

The Board also recognises that some students affected by misadventure, or personal circumstances that are beyond their control, or the control of their schools, may require reasonable adjustments in curriculum and assessment to participate in programs, and associated assessments, on the same basis as other students.

The Special Provisions in Curriculum and Assessment Policy [PDF 143KB] aims to ensure that students have fair opportunities to participate in, and access SACE assessments.  Students may apply for special provisions on the grounds of a long-term impairment, personal circumstances, misadventure, or short-term difficulties.

The prime consideration is the impact of the student’s condition on their capacity to participate in an assessment and to access the requirements of the assessment.

Teachers and SACE coordinators can also access information sheet 58, and the online special provisions course through the SACE Board’s online professional development platform PLATO to learn more about the policy, grounds for eligibility, and school, student and SACE Board responsibilities.

See below for a range of resources to support schools, students, and families.