Time-Based Adjustments

The evidence in the Cognassist Report can be used in support of applications for a type of reasonable adjustment called extra time. Extra time can be applied for when your learner must complete time-pressure tasks such as end-point assessments. If these learners are given extra time during their course-based assessments, they are in a better position to express the knowledge and skills built during their course.

We are one of the only digital cognitive assessments that can be used for evidence for timed-based reasonable adjustments and are directly supported by some of the UK’s major Awarding Organisations.

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Why is the Speed of Working Report so important?

The report helps identify those who might be eligible for extra time at exams. Extra time is essential as it supports these key areas:

Equity: Extra time in exams is often provided as an accommodation for individuals with certain disabilities or conditions that affect their ability to complete exams within the standard time frame. It aims to level the playing field and ensure that these individuals have an equal opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and skills.

Reducing Anxiety: For some individuals, particularly those with test anxiety, having additional time can reduce stress and anxiety during exams. This can lead to better performance and a more accurate representation of their knowledge.

Complex Tasks: In exams that involve complex problem-solving, critical thinking, and creativity, extra time can allow students to thoroughly explore and demonstrate their understanding of the material. It can also encourage more in-depth responses.

Diverse Learning Styles: People have diverse learning styles and cognitive processes. Extra time can accommodate those who may require more time to process information or formulate their thoughts into coherent responses.

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