Adapted Digital Exams – East Lothian pilot
Candidates with additional support needs sitting SQA exams, currently have access to a variety of assessment arrangements which allow them to demonstrate their skills and knowledge e.g. reader, scribe or extra time.
A new assessment arrangement has recently become available. This gives candidates an opportunity to sit digitally adapted question papers provided by the SQA. Candidates with difficulty accessing a standard exam paper as a result of visual, physical, reading or writing difficulties, can now insert answers directly on to the question/answer paper on screen and use speech technology to have text read out.
East Lothian secondary schools are piloting adapted digital exams with a number of candidates this session.
CALL Scotland, SQA, East Lothian ICT officers and Inclusion & Equality section are supporting
this development. It is anticipated that Adapted Digital Exam formats will be available to increasing numbers of East Lothian SQA candidates in future.
For further information on Assessment Arrangements see the SQA site.
Thanks to Linda Gaughan (Inclusion and Equality Officer) writing in the ICT Education Newsletter.