SQA recently carried out initial evaluations of the new National Qualifications.
Research and Evidence Report: Internal Unit Assessment in National Courses
This Report looked at the policy and guidance documents that shaped the new Courses, internal SQA discussions, National Qualifications Support Teams focus groups, an online SQA teacher survey, surveys undertaken by other stakeholders, and the approach taken to Unit and Course assessment.
The visits to over 40 schools (local authority, independent and special) evaluated the first phase of implementation of the new Courses. The visits included separate focus groups of S5 and S6 pupils, teachers and senior managers.
These two pieces of research will be published on the SQA website soon.
What does this mean for teachers and lecturers?