University of Edinburgh
 

Quality Assurance of Assessment Arrangements for Deaf and Visually Impaired Candidates

Date: Tuesday, 28th August 2018
Venue: Scottish Sensory Centre
Time: 10 am - 3.30 pm *
Fee: Free

NOTE - closing date for course is 20th August 2018

Content

This full-day event, in partnership with the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA), will provide the opportunity for teachers of the deaf, teachers of the visually impaired, support for learning teachers, college lecturers and other practitioners supporting candidates with hearing or visual impairments in SQA Assessments to discuss a range of assessment issues.

* 10 am to 12.45 pm: Visual Impairment

The aims of the morning session are to consider SQA’s approaches to the modification of SQA external examination question papers for visually impaired candidates through a range of case studies/ scenarios, the assessment issues for candidates with visual impairment related to using:

  • ICT and Digital Question Papers in SQA external examinations;
  • Braille and adapted question papers.

* 1.30pm to 3.30pm: Hearing Impairment

The aims of the afternoon session are to consider issues for deaf candidates undertaking the speaking component in National Qualifications in English through a range of case studies/scenarios, the assessment issues for deaf candidates related to:

  • using BSL in SQA external examinations;
  • the specific assessment demands of particular National courses.

There will be opportunities in both sessions to ask about any specific issues/questions participants wish to raise with SQA staff. You may select to attend the morning (VI) or afternoon (deaf) as separate sessions or attend the whole day.

Target Audience

Teachers of the Deaf, Visual Impairment Teachers, support for learning teachers, college lecturers supporting students with visual impairments or who are deaf, and other practitioners supporting candidates in SQA Assessments and Exams.

Presenters

SQA Representatives