You may be entitled to what is called a yellow sticker if you have:
- Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder
- Autism or Asperger Syndrome
Yellow stickers are stickers that you can stick on all the work you hand in, whether it be electronic or paper, to show that you have an SpLD.
Some tips about using stickers:
- The use of stickers is optional, but if you choose not to attach a sticker to an exam script you cannot later use lack of the sticker in an appeal.
- A sticker should be placed on the front of the answer book but should not cover any information printed or written on the page.
- When trying to use them on a blackboard submission you need to type yellow sticker in the comments box.
- On an evision submission there should be a question asking if you want to apply your yellow sticker.
- You must take yellow stickers to exams. They can be obtained from the front desk of SSS.
- You can also use the same physical stickers for physical hand-ins.
- If you forget to apply your sticker to your work contact your Hub immediately to advise them of the error.
You can find the UEA's guidance on the use of yellow stickers here: https://portal.uea.ac.uk/student-support-service/wellbeing/help-for-students-with-disabilities/whilst-you-are-here/sticker-scheme
Having a yellow sticker means that staff marking your work should follow different guidelines. For giving feedback, these include:
- Be as clear as possible in giving feedback. For example:
- Provide clear explanations of what you regard as wrong with the work
- Wherever possible relate comments directly to marking criteria (students can then identify where they need to improve/where they have lost marks).
- If spelling, grammar and punctuation are included in the assessment criteria, state this, and be clear how poor spelling, grammar and/or punctuation affects the student's grade.
- Avoid multiple grammar, punctuation and spelling comments on a script.
- Avoid subtle innuendo and metaphor. Students often find it difficult to interpret what is meant and what they should do in response.
- Give praise where it is due.
Further detailed guidance for staff on marking work with yellow stickers can be found here: https://portal.uea.ac.uk/documents/6207125/8551351/spld-marking-guidelines.pdf/6ef1524d-fdda-47b8-bd23-62c826ee7455
Other adjustments can be made, for example allowing the use of laptops for written exams.