Disability provisions for students undertaking literacy and numeracy tests

ACE 4039

Last Updated: 15 July 2015

The Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth) and the Disability Standards for Education (2005) require the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW (BOSTES) to ensure that students with a disability are able to access and respond to an examination.

School principals may approve, and should advise BOSTES, of any disability provisions for the optional online literacy and numeracy tests if a student has a permanent or temporary disability that would, in a normal test situation, prevent him or her from:

  • reading the test questions; and/or
  • communicating his or her responses.