Achieve is a national network established to ensure equal opportunity and access to post-secondary education and training for people with impairments.
In 2014 the ACHIEVE National Executive Committee approached Dr Martha Bell to carry out a research project for ACHIEVE. The study was to survey and compare policy and practice of alternative assessment arrangements to accommodate diverse needs for extra time in examinations and tests for students with impairments in tertiary education institutions in New Zealand.
The research document is complete and has been published on the Ako Aotearoa National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence website. To view the document, please click on the below link:
ACHIEVE is grateful to the Todd Foundation for continuing with financial support through 2015. It will allow ACHIEVE to continue with existing research and explore new projects.
ACHIEVE is delighted to announce Ako Aotearoa National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence has agreed to co-fund the Alternative Assessment Arrangements research project undertaken by Dr Martha Bell in 2014. The complete report is with Ako Aotearoa for peer review, and will be available on both the ACHIEVE and Ako Aotearoa websites upon completion of the review.
Many thanks for your support during 2014. The ACHIEVE office will be closed from 17 December, reopening on 2 February 2015. We wish you safe and happy holidays.
Welcome to the 2014 Annual General Meeting. It seems like no time at all since we were holding our last AGM in Dunedin, while also hosting our Professional Development Conference. It was during this time that we sadly had to announce that Donna-Rose McKay had passed away.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
on Friday 7 November 2014 10:30am – 12 noon
at Unitec, Carrington Road, Mt Albert, Auckland
(enter via Gate 4) Building 76 room 1084
AGM to be followed by Guest Speaker Dr Martha Bell:
Extra Time: THE TIP OF THE INCLUSION ICEBERG
The New Zealand Human Rights Commission noted data, accessibility, building a people-driven system, violence and abuse, and education as key areas where New Zealand is falling down on realising the rights of the disabled under the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), to which New Zealand is a signatory.
The commission made its submission on 15 September 2014 to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.
ACHIEVE 2014 RESEARCH PROJECT - National Survey of Alternative Arrangements Policy in Tertiary Education with Reference to International Policy for ACHIEVE
In June 2013 ACHIEVE conducted a survey of 13 tertiary institutions from throughout NZ to compare extra time allowance for exams and tests within NZ tertiary institutions. Results from that initial survey found there are inconsistencies in alternative arrangements offered. It was agreed that further analysis and research should be undertaken.