Special Testing Conditions

Candidates who have an impairment, temporary illness or special circumstance which may affect their performance (or others' performance) in the test should apply for special testing conditions.
Circumstances may be physical (e.g. hearing, visual, motor skills); psychiatric (e.g. anxiety); medical (e.g. diabetes); or a learning disability (e.g. dyslexia).

Examples of special requests include: alternative test format such as large print test booklet, extra time, rest breaks, permission to take in food, wheelchair access etc.

If you wish to apply for special testing conditions, you must:

1. Book on to the test as normal.

2. Log back into your ACER user account. Under 'Your Registrations', click the blue 'Manage' button for MSAP UK.

3. Click the 'Apply' button next to Special Testing Conditions. Complete the short application form and submit.

4. Obtain a professional evaluation of your condition (no more than 3 years old) and the kinds of support that you require. This is usually a doctor's letter.
If you are applying on the grounds of dyslexia, you must have an appropriate Educational Psychologist's report;

5. Email your supporting documentation to ACER by Tuesday 13 August at: msap-uk@acer.org

Supporting documentation MUST be emailed to the MSAP UK Office by 13 August 2017 to be considered.
Documentation supplied after this date MAY be considered, however, supports requested cannot be guaranteed.

You will be contacted by the MSAP UK Office with the committee's decision.

ACER is committed to equity of access for all candidates, and strives to ensure that candidates with disabilities are neither advantaged nor disadvantaged in relation to other candidates who sit for MSAP.  Careful consideration is given to all requests, and all reasonable efforts will be made to provide appropriate testing conditions for approved candidates.

Note: There is no possibility of special consideration being given to test results. In no circumstances will scores be adjusted to account for any perceived disadvantage.

Please note that ACER does not offer spelling waivers for candidates with dyslexia when granting special testing conditions. The markers concentrate on the content and level of thought demonstrated by the writing, rather than spelling.