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    Created on Wednesday, 13 January 2021. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    With the latest version of Books on the iPad you can type into answer boxes on SQA Digital Question Papers. Find out how in this blog. SQA Digital Question papers are PDF files and the question-and-answer papers have 'form fields' for students to type their answers on screen. Previously, you...

    Created on Thursday, 07 January 2021. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    Digital Assessments must be accessible to all learners including students with disabilities or additional support needs. In this blog we explore what this means and how to create accessible assessments. More students in more schools and local authorities are being provided with personal devices, and...

    Created on Wednesday, 16 December 2020. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    Modern digital devices all offer free, built-in speech-to-text or computer dictation tools. Can learners with disabilities or additional support needs use these tools for National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher assessments?  Over the past few weeks several teachers have contacted us asking about...

    Created on Tuesday, 15 December 2020. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    Which digital formats should we use for our internal National 5, Higher and Advanced higher assessments?  In this blog, we explore some options for creating and administering internal assessments for National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher. This is quite a long post so I encourage you to read th...

    Created on Monday, 14 December 2020. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    How can we manage and administer digital assessments for National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher in 2021? Can we use cloud-based tools such as OneDrive or Google Classroom? Cloud-based administration of assessments A few years ago, most schools and local authorities in Scotland deployed technology ru...

    Created on Monday, 14 December 2020. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    All National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher assessments are now going to be assessed by schools and centres internally. What does this involve for learners with disabilities or additional support needs who use technology to access learning? Covid-19 has already had significant impact on teaching, lea...

    Created on Monday, 02 March 2020. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    SQA have published information on the number of requests for Assessment Arrangements in last year's external examinations. It gives an indication of the methods of support that candidates with disabilities or additional support needs are asking to use in exams. The breakdown of requests for diff...

    Created on Monday, 04 December 2017. Posted by Allan Wilson

    Does anybody in a secondary school in Scotland have a pupil who is using a Reader Pen / Exam Pen to help them read text independently? Has this pupil used the Pen to sit prelims, or SQA assessments? Jim Bowen from Scanning Pens is desperately looking for case studies illustrating the use of Reader /...

    Created on Tuesday, 28 April 2015. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    Best wishes to all learners, parents/carers, teachers, assistants and SQA staff for the 2015 SQA exams which start today! The timetables starts with Drama this morning, Economics this afternoon, and runs until Friday June 5, finishing with High Early Education and Childcare. According to t...