University of Edinburgh
 

Course 2: Quality Assurance of Assessment Arrangements for Deaf and VI Candidates

Presented on Tuesday 28th August 2018

Course evaluation summary

Number of Participants: 50
Number of Respondents: 42

Overall Assessment:

How would you rate the following: Poor = 1; Excellent = 5

Enhancement to your expertise

     

4.23

 

Content and supplementary material

     

4.28

 

Will you do anything differently as a result of today's training?

More awareness of support from SQA for clarity and the new exam.
Advice - teachers and support for learning.
Ensure deadlines are met, think ahead to problem solve with SQA if needed, to ensure best possible outcome for candidate.
No because I have not experienced children writing SQA exams yet.
Consider assessment arrangements more holistically and BSL glossary.
Very informative - liaise with subject staff more often and individualise AA.
More aware and confident.
Yes, start planning in advance of exam courses.
Get in touch with SQA - helpful to know how readily available support is.
Discuss talk element with class teacher for ways of assessing pupils.
Improved understanding of NAT 5 English spoken and need to participate/ co-operate.
Increased confidence during SQA arrangements planning.
Plan specifically for S1 HI pupil and p7 VI pupils.
Liaise thoroughly with ASN candidates and pupils.
Look at subject specifications and be aware of deadlines and know that collaboration is key and it's ok that I don't know all the answers straight away.
It really made me think of different scenarios.
Read through guidance again.
Communicate more with subject staff.
Added emphasis on class teachers to ensure meeting pupils needs.
Prepare well in advance of deadlines.

How would you rate the following: Poor = 1; Excellent = 5

Enhancement to your expertise

     

4.52

 

Content and supplementary material

     

4.23

 

What was best about the course/event?

Both events were good.
Update relevant to Nat 5 English changes.
Insight into options to support ASN that I hadn't considered.
Doing the myth/fact sheet.
Discussions highlighting what I do and do not know and reassurance that asking questions is welcome.
Discussion with colleagues about scenarios.
The scenarios and chance to discuss what we would do to support - would have been better if we had more time to discuss this.
Programme really targeted addressing common concerns.
The chat.
Clarification around English listening and talking for deaf/HI and EAL learned.
Practical advice.
Group activities, network opportunity.
Discussion - good presenters.
Clarification that arrangements in place are correct.
Information given and workshop.
Hearing some of Key messages.
Informative.
Hearing about others' practice… greater understanding of SQA in general.
Real life experience of presenters.
Enjoyed workshop/ discussion elements.
Meeting colleagues with VI/HI specialism as I am general SFL.
Scenarios and questions re current pupils.
Networking and case studies.
To discuss with other people their experience.
Scenarios were great and time given to go over them.
Examples of strategies used by different people.
Chance to develop professional dialogue and consider specific examples.
Group discussions.
Refreshing knowledge of new updates.
Clarified where to seek guidance and case studies.
Improved knowledge of types of modification/adaptation which can be offered.
Very informative regarding how to properly consider AArrangements for VI pupils.
Clarified information about SQA arrangements.

What, if anything, could have been improved about the course?

More time for discussion.
More time.
Timing, especially second half. Maybe too much stress on English without being directly linked to work with deaf pupils till end.
SQA checklists available as handouts - couldn't read details on board.
More time for discussion.
Time - far too short an event, unfortunately.
Follow up to allow for more discussion.
More time to ask and answer question.
More time - including HI not simply deaf.
Understand why it was a half day but longer time would have been better.
Perhaps stick closer to timings. Case studies - more info on each secondary subject.
More specific SQA options of how to support hearing impaired students with their SQA exams who use hearing aids.
More time on second part of course and more general advice re exam arrangements and supporting candidates.
Discussion with others/ presenters regarding individual cases.
Element of overlap for AM and PM but I guess this is inevitable.
Nothing! Very informative!

How did you hear about this course?

Course Info Email from SSC: 18
Co-ordinator/Line Manager: 10 SSC eBulletin: 7
Colleague: 4
SSC Website: 3

What other CPD training would you like the SSC to provide?

Further time and information on existing programme.
E-learning to access if unable to attend, like webinar - recorded but not ‘live’.
Practical suggestions for varying assessment arrangements in subjects such as art and home economics where there are a lot of practical skills assessed.
SNSA guidance for VI learners.