Determining whether the Life Skills outcomes have been ‘achieved independently’ or ‘achieved with support’
Last Updated: 12 December 2011
An outcome should be considered as ‘achieved independently’ if there is evidence that a student can demonstrate the achievement of an outcome either:
- without adjustments or
- with the adjustments that enable the student to access course work and/or demonstrate achievement during assessment opportunities. These adjustments will have been determined through the collaborative curriculum planning process.
Examples of such adjustments might include:
- the positioning of a student in a classroom
- additional time to communicate
- use of assistive technology
- provision of alternative formats, eg large print or Braille
- provision of a reader or writer.
Some students will only be able to demonstrate achievement if they are provided with additional support. This type of adjustment is provided when a student requires assistance to demonstrate the achievement of an outcome. In such cases an outcome should be considered as ‘achieved with support’.
Examples of additional support include:
- verbal prompts
- visual prompts
- physical assistance
- provision of partial responses.