Educational Research Reports

Our Policy, Assessment, Standards and Statistics team is responsible for commissioning and collating research and reports to support qualification development within SQA.

Report 1 - The Assessment Systems of Finland and Queensland

The Assessment Systems of Finland and Queensland (213 KB)

Report 2 - Review of the implications of the Scottish Executive's NEET Strategy for SQA 

Review of the implications of the Scottish Executive's NEET Strategy for SQA (372 KB)

Report 3 - National Qualifications: a short history

National Qualifications: a short history (165 KB)

Report 4 - Less Is More: good Practice in Reducing Assessment Time

Less Is More: good Practice in Reducing Assessment Time(116 KB)

Report 5 - Using IT to Facilitate Personalisation and Internal Assessment for National Qualifications

Using IT to Facilitate Personalisation and Internal Assessment for National Qualifications (127 KB)

Report 6 - Marks into Grades - A Review of Underlying Issues

Marks into Grades - A Review of Underlying Issues (313 KB)

Report 7 - Investigating Creativity in SQA Qualifications

Investigating Creativity in SQA Qualifications (120 KB)

Report 8 - Review of Specifications

Review of Specifications (179 KB)

Report 9 - Recognition of Wider Achievement: Establishing Currency

Recognition of Wider Achievement: Establishing Currenc (163 KB)

Report 10 - Use of Taxonomies in Assessing Higher-Order Skills

Use of Taxonomies in Assessing Higher-Order Skills (142 KB)

Report 11 - Literature review on internal assessment for the National Qualifications for the Future project

Literature review on internal assessment for the National Qualifications for the Future project (120 KB)

Report 12 - The Use and Marking of Extended Writing Tasks

The Use and Marking of Extended Writing Tasks (210 KB)

Report 13 - Just making them think: A tension between teaching and assessment in the high stakes stage

Just making them think: A tension between teaching and assessment in the high stakes stage (309 KB)

Report 14 - Internal Assessment, External Assessment, and Assessment for Learning 

Internal Assessment, External Assessment, and Assessment for Learning (119 KB)

Report 15 - Grading: A review of national and international issues

Grading: A review of national and international issues (553 KB)

Report 16 - Assessment: A review of practice

Assessment: A review of practice (442 KB)

Report 17 - Core Skills, Past Present and Future

Core Skills, Past Present and Future (458 KB)

Report 18 - Evaluation of the First Year of Scottish Baccalauretes

Evaluation of the First Year of Scottish Baccalauretes (447 KB)

Report 19 - Creating valid assessments for Curriculum for Excellence

Creating valid assessments for Curriculum for Excellence (158 KB)

Report 20 - Approaches to internal assessment as part of examination for certification purposes 

Approaches to internal assessment as part of examination for certification purposes (144 KB)

Report 21 - Assessing subject-specific skills

Assessing subject-specific skills (88 KB)

Report 22 - Education assessment standards

Education assessment standards (129 KB)

Report 23 - Fair Assessments for Deaf Candidates

Fair Assessments for Deaf Candidates (2.68 MB)

Report 24 - Higher National Certifications and the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation

Higher National Certifications and the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (1.38 MB)

Just Making Them Think: A tension between teaching and assessment in the high stakes stages

Just Making Them Think: A tension between teaching and assessment in the high stakes stages (49 KB)

If you have any enquiries about these reports, you can contact Gill Mann on gill.mann@sqa.org.uk or 0345 213 5461.