Understanding Standards

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The purpose of the Understanding Standards Website is to help teaching professionals fully understand the standards of assessment as they are applied by the SQA examination

Visitors to the website have the opportunity to consider the principles which underpin the marking of their subjects and to apply this understanding by marking a number of candidate responses and comparing the marks they give with those given by the examination team.

The website is specifically designed for use by teaching staff, so it assumes subject knowledge and some familiarity with the various assessment arrangements. Courses covered range from Access 3 through to Advanced Higher, as well as HN and PDA.

To learn more about SQA assessment standards and how they are applied, you can visit the Understanding Standards Website