Assessment Arrangements - Patricia McDonald

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Equality
Act
2010



SQA required to make reasonable adjustments for disabled
candidates



an
assessment arrangement might be the ‘reasonable
adjustment’ required

but there may be other adjustments that
need to be
made



An adjustment
might
not be
reasonable

if
it
undermines the

integrity of and

public
confidence in the
qualification






SQA has specified and published some adjustments to
National Qualifications which it has decided are not
reasonable ones to make



SQA has published these

www.sqa.org.uk/equalityact



In
relation to

National Courses
at National 5 to Advanced
Hi
gher



exemption
of an assessment component which comprises 30% or
more of
the total Course
assessment



the
explanation of words or questions to candidates in a SQA
-
set
question
paper


In relation
to National Units and Courses in

Modern Languages and Gaelic
(Learners)
at all
levels



human
scribes or speech
-
recognition software
where
the ability to write
with technical accuracy in the target language is being explicitly assessed

In relation to National Units and Courses in
Gàidhlig, Gaelic (Learners)
and Modern Languages

at all
levels


using
British Sign Language (BSL) to demonstrate reading, writing,
talking or
listening
abilities in the particular language being
assessed


In relation to National
Core Skills Communication Units and to
National Certificate Communication
Units



exemption
from demonstrating abilities in reading, writing, listening or
speaking

In relation to the
National Literacy
Units

at all levels
:



exemption
from demonstrating any of the four assessed skills of
reading, writing, listening or
talking



using
human readers and scribes
where
reading and writing abilities
are being explicitly
assessed


More independence and autonomy for learners


Greater
personalisation

and choice


Flexible arrangements


No ‘exam pressure’


Internally assessed by skilled staff


Reflect arrangements in
which can be put in place in
FE/University/workplaces


Being honest in certificating skills
of reading
, writing,
listening
and
talking


D
eveloping
supplementary
assessment guidance for the National Literacy Unit



range
of possible supportive assessment practices which may be used to
meet candidates’ with additional support needs, for example, those with
significant difficulties in reading and writing



Providing
more targeted and detailed guidance



range
of supportive adjustments and assessment arrangements, which can be
used by candidates to allow them to generate sufficient evidence to achieve
the Literacy
Unit

eg

the
use of dictionaries and
appropriate
ICT (including the
use of electronic spell checkers, word processors with spell check facilities,
screen readers, voice recognition software and the use of other assistive
technologies)




Any Questions?