Reasonable Accommodations Certified Exams
RACE stands for Reasonable Accommodation in Certificate Examinations. The State Examinations Commission (SEC) operates the Reasonable Accommodation in Certificate Examinations (RACE) scheme. Under this scheme, pupils with permanent or long-term conditions, which will significantly impair their performance in state exams, may apply to the SEC for a reasonable accommodation(s) to be made to facilitate them taking the examinations.
These accommodations can include:
Depending on the disability of a student, along with results of formal testing and information gathering by the school, an application is made by the RACE coordinator in the school to the State Examinations Commission (SEC) to provide reasonable accommodations for a student. It is the State Examinations Commission that makes the decision to grant or refuse any accommodation and schools are not allowed to apply for an accommodation that they know you do not qualify for. More information for students and parents on RACE is available here.