Reasonable Adjustment in Assessment: The Australian Experience

  • Elizabeth DicksonEmail author
  • Joy Cumming


This chapter explains the legislation and associated case law which underpins the right to reasonable adjustment in education for students with disabilities in Australian schools. It focuses, particularly, on obligations which arise under the Disability Standards for Education 2005 (Cth). It gives examples of the kinds of adjustment which may be made to promote equality of opportunity in the area of assessment. It also considers how the law has constructed the border between reasonable adjustment and academic integrity.


Assessment Australian schools Reasonable adjustment Anti-discrimination law Disability Standards for Education 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of LawQueensland University of TechnologyBrisbaneAustralia
  2. 2.Learning Sciences Institute AustraliaAustralian Catholic UniversityBrisbaneAustralia

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