EOA announcements - 27 March 2015

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Can we advise all members to check that they have had their IT department add ‘examofficers.org.uk’ to their firewall and web filtering software.

 


Assistive Technology Consultation - please complete now!

 

We need as many people as possible to feedback the experiences from their centres, especially as documentation will begin to reflect the wider use of Assistive Technology in centres and how it will impact on exams delivery from September 2015.

 

Most exam offices have been aware of this use of Assistive Technology for years, but from recent research by Helen Simon at the University of London and from the various EOA surveys, that knowledge and awareness does vary significantly.

 

The 'normal way of working' which exams offices have to implement through the JCQ Access Arrangement programme should be driven by the 'normal way of working' for all students in the classroom.

 

However, evidence from this research and past surveys confirm that the two sides of a student's experience, classroom practice and the ongoing requests for Access Arrangements do not always match up effectively. No one has done any consultation on this issue until now so the EOA, in keeping with its philosophy to continue to add extra value to the whole exam experience, urge you to have your say as we prepare for the next academic year.

   So before you break up for Easter please click the link below

Link to consultation page on the EOA website

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