Assessment Issues for Deaf Candidates event
Date: Friday 26 February 2016
Location: Scottish Sensory Centre
Moray House School of Education
University of Edinburgh
This free, full day event is being organised by the Scottish Sensory Centre in association with SQA. The aim of the event is to provide the opportunity for delegates to discuss a range of assessment issues related to deaf candidates undertaking SQA assessments.
The event is mainly targeted at teachers of deaf candidates and other practitioners supporting deaf candidates in SQA assessments. However, the morning session will also be relevant to English teachers as it will focus on how deaf candidates can access the talking and listening components of National Courses in English.
Delegates will also have the opportunity to:
- discuss strategies, and clarify their understanding of standards for the assessment of talking and listening in English National Units, with colleagues and SQA staff
- review filmed exemplars of a sample of National 5 exam questions which have been translated into British Sign Language (BSL) and to discuss any issues in relation to these
- discuss issues related to the use of accessible language for deaf candidates
Please be advised that places at this event are limited. If you are interested in attending, please download an application form from the Scottish Sensory Centre website and email your completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 15 February 2016.