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From OFQUAL

Ofqual is determined to support all test and examination developers by promoting good, accessible assessments, offering guidance on the best ways to develop these and to monitor their accessibility.

In 2010 we commissioned further research studies on the accessibility of the National Curriculum Tests and General and Vocational Qualifications. These have been completed and we are now in a position to consult with you on this important issue.

Your responses to this consultation will help us to develop two sets of guidelines. One set will focus on National Assessments, such as the key stage 2 tests, and the other on General and Vocational Qualifications, such as GCSEs.

Our proposals can be found in the document: Consultation on Accessibility at Source for National Curriculum Tests and General and Vocational Qualifications. This document contains five sections, with links to multiple choice questionnaires.

You may comment on as many sections of the consultation as you wish to.

When completing the questionnaires you will note that some of the issues relating to key stage tests and to General and Vocational Qualifications are different, but others overlap.

You may want to focus on just one of these areas, or you may well have views on both. Either way, we would really welcome your input, and we look forward to receiving your completed submission.

If you are not the correct person in your organisation to comment, please share this information with other colleagues.

The deadline for receipt of responses is the 15th September 2011. Responses can submitted:

Where responses are emailed please ensure you include the consultation title in the subject line.