SQA Assessment and Exam Arrangements for Candidates with a Visual Impairment
Presented on Tuesday, 30th August 2016
This half-day event, in partnership with the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA), provided the opportunity to discuss a range of assessment and exam issues relating to candidates with a visual impairment. The following areas were covered:
- Overview of SQA’s current policy and provision on assessment arrangements for visually impaired candidates.
- Assessment arrangements policy in context of new National Qualifications.
- The provision of assessment arrangements in SQA internal and external assessments.
- Update on available advice and guidance.
- Overview of process for requesting Adapted question papers and the adaptations possible.
- SQA approaches to the modification of SQA external examination question papers for visually impaired candidates.
- Issues related the modification of Unit assessments.
- The use of assistive technologies for visually impaired candidates.
"Provided the latest information from the SQA and answered a number of questions."
"Very practical/useful support strategies. Sharing good practice/experiences of colleagues."
VI teachers and other practitioners supporting candidates with a visual impairment in SQA Assessments and Exams, eg, ASN teachers.
Patricia McDonald, Research and Policy Manager, SQA and other SQA representatives.
Assessment Arrangements in the New Qualifications by Annette Foulcer, SQA
SQA approaches to the modification of SQA external examination question papers for visually impaired candidates
Issues related the modification of Unit assessments for visually impaired candidate by Gail Thomson and Susan Liddle, SQA
The use of assistive technologies for visually impaired candidates by Paul Nisbet, CALL Scotland
Q&A and Plenary