Assessment Time Adjustments


 

Students from linguistically diverse backgrounds (including Indigenous Australians), may be eligible for additional time in examinations, provided the criterion is met.

Language backgrounds other than English (LBOTE)

Students from linguistically diverse backgrounds (including Indigenous Australians), may be eligible for additional time in examinations.

Due to the ongoing disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ANU College of Law will continue to waive the 10 hour English activity requirements for Semester One 2021. Students will still need to meet all other eligibility conditions.

Under the Policy, Student assessment (coursework) (clauses 29–33), students from linguistically diverse backgrounds (including Indigenous Australians), may be eligible for additional time in examinations.

If you are a new student to the ANU College of Law, coming from a language background other than English you may be able to apply special assessment arrangements for your examinations within your first year of study at an Australian tertiary institution. These arrangements are designed to help you transition to studying in English at the ANU and approval is course based. You can apply for altered examination arrangements if you:

  • have been educated in a country where English is not the first language and you speak a language other than English at home; or
  • were born outside Australia; arrived in Australia up to 10 years prior to the date of application; and you speak a language other than English at home; or
  • were born in Australia but have lived permanently in a country where English is not the first language and you speak a language other than English at home;

As well as meeting one of the requirements above you must also:

  • be in your first 12 months of enrolment at a Australian tertiary institution and in either full-time or part-time study mode; and
  • demonstrate a mix of both linguistic and cultural factors, which disadvantage you in timed assessment tasks such as exams or tests conducted in English; and
  • have maintained at least 80% attendance at the ANU Extra-Curricular Support Service classes during the semester as at the date that each assessment item for which extra time is requested is due (the Extra-Curricular Support Service is free to ANU students) or
  • have evidence (minimum of 10 hours) that you are undertaking formal English language training courses or are engaged in activities that can be expected would improve English language skills. This requirement is waived for Semester One 2021.

Applications will be assessed by the appropriate delegate on the basis of the teaching model, activities and assessment tasks involved in the course. Arrangements will be made on a case-by-case basis to assist you in completing your examination. Please note that students who have studied more than 12 months (2 semesters) at a Australian tertiary institution are not eligible to apply for examination arrangements.

Step 1 - Submit application

Your application should be submitted to the ANU College of Law before 10% of a teaching period has elapsed. Applications close at the end of week two of each semester. Please note you will need to submit an application for each semester you wish to have special examination arrangements.

In the ANU College of Law, this policy applies to the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Juris Doctor Programs. Students seeking to apply for concessions made under the above policy must demonstrate that they satisfy the criteria of the policy and that they engaged in a minimum of ten hours per half year in appropriate activities. Students must submit the online Application for Time Adjustments and Additional Time form.

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Step 2 - Notification

You will be notified in writing by the College Student Administration Services team once an outcome has been made by the appropriate delegate.

Step 3 - Submit an appeal (if required)

Appeals relating to special assessment may be made under the Undergraduate Award Rules and Graduate Coursework Award Rules (as appropriate).

If you are dissatisfied with the decision regarding your request for special assessment, you may appeal to the Associate Dean (Education) to review the decision. This appeal must be made in writing within 20 working days of the date of advice of the original decision.

You may appeal the decision of the College Associate Dean (Education) to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) on procedural grounds only. This appeal must be made in writing within 20 working days of the date of advice of the decision by the College Associate Dean (Education).

 


 

Students holding a current Education Access Plan (EAP) may be eligible for additional time in examinations, quizzes and take home assignments. This is dependent on the provision of extra time for assessment and/or Special (Alternative) Exam Arrangements (SEAs) being approved and set in place by Access and Inclusion.

Education Access Plan (EAP)

Students holding a current Education Access Plan (EAP) may be eligible for additional time in examinations, quizzes and take home assignments. If the EAP includes extra time for assessment and/or  has Special (Alternative) Exam Arrangements (SEAs) the provision of extra time will be facilitated.

Scheduled mid-semester and end of semester examinations conducted during the university formal examination periods.

As all formal examinations are currently being administered online, all students holding a current EAP that includes Special (Alternative) Exam Arrangements (SEAs) the provision of extra time will be facilitated and actioned by the College Students Administration Services (CSAS) team.

The extra time provision determined by Access and Inclusion will automatically be applied by the CSAS team to all eligible students’ scheduled Mid-Semester and End of Semester examinations. Students’ do not need to send through their EAP documents or apply through the webform for additional time. Once the CSAS team have applied the required adjustments, students’ will receive an email confirming the adjustments to all scheduled examination up to two weeks prior to the scheduled date.

Quizzes and take-home assignments differ from scheduled examinations as they are not timetabled in the university formal examination period and instead, run throughout the semester. Students holding a current Education Access Plan (EAP) may be eligible for additional time in quizzes and take home assignments.

Unlike examinations timetabled in the university formal examination period, EAP adjustments are not automatically applied to online quizzes and take-home assignments and it is the student’s responsibility to apply for time adjustments.

Step 1 - Submit application

Students must complete and submit the online Application for Time Adjustments and Additional Time form.

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Step 2 – Notification

Students will be notified in writing by the CSAS team when the adjustments have been calculated and set up in WATTLE. This information will include the new submission time, detailing the amount of extra time that has been applied as per the EAP and all other necessary information.

 


 

Students completing examinations, quizzes or take-home assessments in a different time zone other than Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) are required to submit an application at least two weeks prior to the scheduled assessment piece to arrange a time adjustment.

Time Zone adjustments for students in a different time zone

Students completing examinations, quizzes or take-home assessments in a different time zone other than Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) an application must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the scheduled assessment piece to allow sufficient time for processing and setting up in WATTLE.

Step 1 - Submit application

Students must complete and submit the online Application for Time Adjustments and Additional Time form.

Apply now

Step 2 – Notification

Students will be notified in writing by the CSAS team when the adjustments have been calculated and set up in WATTLE. This information will include the new submission time, detailing the time zone and all other necessary information.

 


Updated:  10 August 2015/Responsible Officer:  College General Manager, ANU College of Law/Page Contact:  Law Marketing Team