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Special provisions policies outline arrangements that may be necessary to meet specific education needs in certain circumstances. Information on specific policies is available by following the links below.

NAPLAN (Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 tests)

The National Assessment Program — Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests provide information on how Australian students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 are performing in numeracy, reading, writing, spelling, punctuation and grammar. Information on eligibility, exemptions and adjustments permitted for students with disability are outlined in the Handbook for Principals, see the exemptions and adjustments section on the NAPLAN tests general information page.

Senior school-based assessment

The special provisions policy defines the responsibilities, principles and guidelines to be applied for special provisions in school-based assessments for authority and authority-registered subjects. See special provisions for senior assessment for more information.

Queensland Core Skills (QCS) Test

Each year, the QCAA conducts a common statewide test designed for Year 12 students. The test is also available to other eligible candidates. If a student's access to the test is affected by a medical condition, an impairment or exceptional circumstances, they may be eligible for special provisions for the QCS Test

Senior External Examination

The QCAA offers the Senior External Examination in 21 individual subjects. Results are based solely on examination performance. For special arrangements refer to the Senior External Examination forms and handbook.

Tertiary entrance

One of QCAA's core functions is to facilitate students' entry into tertiary study. The QCAA ranks eligible Year 12 students for tertiary selection and issues Tertiary Entrance Statements. See Tertiary entrance appeal procedures for more information.


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