Disabled Student Allowances

Final Report: SpLD Working Group 2005/DfES Guidelines (Word download).

The Disabled Student Allowances SpLD Working Group was convened following requests from Local Education Authorities (LEA) to clarify what would constitute acceptable evidence of SpLD in order to qualify for the Disabled Student Allowances (DSA). The report is intended to be a guide for those assessing SpLD in Higher Education students and a statement of what is considered to be an acceptable standard expected from those carrying out assessments.

The final report of this Working Group was released on 27 July 2005. Click links at the top of this page for the Final Report.

Guidance on assessment is regularly updated. Test guidance is regularly updated. The most recent guidelines, issued in March 2016, can be downloaded here. Please check the SpLD Assessment Standards Committee [SASC] website for the latest updates [www.sasc.org.uk].

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