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  • Guidelines for assessment adaptation 2/e
  • Fourie J
  • ISBN: 9780627039348
  • eISBN: N/A
  • ePub ISBN: 9780627039348
  • 152 Pages | Published: 2022


The development of an enabling and socially just learning environment in schools does not relate only to teaching and learning but also to assessment of and for learning. Of particular importance is the provision of assessment opportunities for learners with physical, sensory and neurological disabilities or specific learning difficulties. Guidelines for assessment adaptation focuses on assessment adaptations and methods of assessment (special concessions) for learners who experience reading and writing difficulties that prevent them from giving a true reflection of their acquired knowledge and skills in classroom tests and examinations.


Guidelines for assessment adaptation provides a general and useful framework for assessment in an inclusive environment. It discusses the support of learners with language and other difficulties and gives specific techniques for adapting assessments to assist them.


Contents include the following:

·         Principles of assessment

·         Specific learning difficulties

·         Curriculum adaptation

·         Identifying barriers to assessment

·         Description of assessment adaptations

·         Administrative procedures for assessment adaptations

·         Working together with the school-based support team (SBST)


Guidelines for assessment adaptation is aimed at all educators facing the challenge of assessing learners with disabilities and learning difficulties fairly.


Jean Fourie (PhD) is a lecturer in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Johannesburg. She is involved in the training of educational psychologists, school counsellors and life orientation teachers. She has worked extensively as an educational psychologist within special needs education and consults on implementation issues surrounding inclusive education. Her areas of research in are Special Needs and Inclusive Education, Psycholinguistics and Sociolinguistics.

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