11+ for children with vision impairment

As part on an ongoing project involving educational psychologists and qualified teachers of pupils with vision impairment, RNIB and GL Assessment have developed guidelines on the production and administration of 11+ tests for children with vision impairment.

The User Guidelines outline ways in which the 11+ tests should be modified and presented in different formats and how to decide which format to use with individual pupils.

Modified 11+ papers are not always appropriate for children with vision impairment, depending on the subject of the paper and the severity of the impairment. In the Guidelines for Educational Psychologists, RNIB have put forward suggestions about alternative methods for testing these pupils. 

Finally, RNIB, in collaboration with GL Assessment, has commissioned a case study from Kent County Council that demonstrates how a fair and inclusive assessment system for children with vision impairment operates alongside the mainstream assessment process. The Kent County Council Case Study also includes a series of case studies showing how the Special Access arrangements have been applied to individual pupils, along with the supporting documentation used by Kent to support the process (Appendices 2A,2B and 2C).