Secondary school pupils warned the SQA in November 2020 that plans to compare 2021 grades to past results were "unfair" but their input was not acted upon.
The Scottish Government's system for awarding grades to school pupils this year is “a less defensible” version of the algorithm used last summer, says a leading education academic.
Those raising concerns about the assessment of what have been branded "exams in disguise" include the principal of George Watson’s College one of the country’s most prestigious private schools.
Scottish high school pupils have told The Ferret that “shambolic” mismanagement by the SQA has left them facing a “marathon of assessments” without support.
Some teachers may end up earning less than the minimum wage for extra work around exams, The Ferret can reveal.
The provision of digital technology and internet access for remote schooling due to Covid-19 restrictions has been a "postcode lottery", a Ferret investigation has found.
Health officials for Glasgow and Clyde issued different Covid-19 isolation instructions to those in place in the rest of Scotland, The Ferret can reveal.
Fears have been raised that the "inconsistent" way Tier 4 restrictions are interpreted in schools will widen the attainment gap, with the government's approach labelled "irresponsible".
Scotland's health secretary wanted to suspend freedom of information legislation in response to the coronavirus pandemic, according to internal government emails.