Scottish Secondary Teachers’ Association
The Scottish Government has been urged to scrap controversial standardised testing in schools after figures revealed that as few as 52 per cent of pupils completed them.
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.
Some teachers may end up earning less than the minimum wage for extra work around exams, The Ferret can reveal.
The Scottish Government has been urged to act over the use of multi-level teaching in schools after an investigation by The Ferret revealed that the practice is widespread across Scotland.
The Scottish Government is facing fresh calls for reform of key qualifications in secondary schools and colleges after analysis of official data highlighted problems with major subjects.