What is a modified assessment provision (MAP)?
A modified assessment provision may include additional time, own room, computer or laptop, scribe or reader (this list is not exhaustive). In accordance with University Regulations students requiring MAPs must be assessed by Disability Assist Services (DAS) prior to any provisions being put in place.
Modified assessment provisions can be made for any 'time constrained assessment' that contributes towards a final mark for a module. The purpose of these arrangements is to facilitate equality of access for students who because of a disability or dyslexia may be disadvantaged when assessed under time constraints. Please see the section below for more information on University policies relating to equality.
A separate examination timetable will be emailed to candidates requiring modified assessment provisions (MAPs). These examinations will either be on a one-to-one basis (one invigilator, one candidate in their own room) or held in smaller venues.
N.B: Certain medical situations may require a candidate to consume snacks or drink. Candidates who are using a computer may not take any drink to the workstation.
How do I get assessed?
To arrange to be assessed for a Modified Assessment Provision you should contact Disability Assist Services (DAS).
Details of MAPs must be recorded on the student record system by DAS in order for them to be actioned for formal examinations. Normally, these must be recorded by the end of January for May examinations.
It is important that you contact DAS early in each term to organise your provision. However, if for whatever reason you do not make the deadline for May exams you should still go to DAS to be assessed as your provision will then be in place for your future exams and in-class tests.