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.
Ferret Fact Service looks at a claim about how pupil assessments will work this year.
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.
An analysis by The Ferret reveals that little progress has been made in closing the gender gap in schools, with STEM subjects still dominated by male students.