- What do you need to do in order to obtain permission for alternative evaluation?
- What are the alternative evaluation methods?
A student wishing to obtain permission for alternative evaluation needs to submit an Electronic request application form for alternative assessment to the Dean’s office of their respective Faculty, along with the necessary documents confirming their special learning needs, within 7 calendar days from the beginning of the academic year. Residents should submit such documents to the Centre for Postgraduate Studies, while doctoral students should submit them to the Research Centre. International students are required to submit not only the documents, but also their translation into English performed by a professional translator, if the documents have been issued in a language other than Lithuanian or English.
Student data and submitted documents are confidential. Applications submitted by students are reviewed by designated staff members at the Dean’s office, who assess the suitability of the documents for assigning an alternative evaluation method to the student. These staff members may invite the student for an interview in order to clarify information or discuss alternative evaluation methods. The final decision regarding the assignment of an alternative evaluation method is made by the Dean of the Faculty. A student with special learning needs shall notify the course teacher about the alternative evaluation methods designated for them at the beginning of the course, but no later than 5 working days before the first evaluation.
Each person’s special learning needs are individual, so in each case, individualized alternative evaluation methods are used. Recommended alternative evaluation methods, tailored to the specific student’s needs, are presented in Annex 1 of the LSMU Procedure for Submitting Documents and Reporting by LSMU Students with Special Learning Needs in Alternative Ways.