Incomplete evidence contingency arrangement - centres

Note: The incomplete evidence contingency arrangement closed on Friday 25 June.

Can learners still access the incomplete evidence contingency arrangement?

No, the opportunity to use this service finished on 25 June.

If a learner has completed assessment, but has been extremely affected by disruptions to their learning, meaning they have achieved less than they were predicted, what can they do?

The learner can request an appeal, but this will only review the evidence that was used in deciding the provisional result.

Can I put a provisional result in when we return in August

The Provisional Resulting service will reopen 10 August and provisional results for learners accessing the contingency arrangement should be submitted by midday on 3 September.

What teaching and learning will be carried out over the summer to ensure the learner is prepared for assessment in August?

The incomplete evidence contingency arrangement does not include additional input for learning and teaching. However, Education Scotland's e-Sgoil provision will be available to support learners accessing the arrangement in their preparations for assessment in the early part of the new session.

How and when would evidence be generated?

The assessment would take place once schools/colleges return from the summer break, and needs to be tailored to the gap the centre has identified in the learner's evidence, utilising or drawing on the assessment tools that are already available (eg SQA 2021 assessment resources or adaptations thereof, of which the learner has not already had experience). There is no need to create new assessments.

It must be made clear that the contingency arrangement does not include additional input for learning and teaching. Education Scotland's e-Sgoil service will be available to support learners accessing the contingency arrangement in the early part of the new session.

An appropriate time (either outwith the learner day, or at an appropriate time during the learner day by arrangement with the teacher/lecturer) should be found for the learner to undertake the assessment.

When will learners who used the incomplete evidence contingency arrangement be certificated?

Learners who used the incomplete evidence contingency arrangement will be certificated during the week commencing Monday 13 September.

Will assessment evidence be quality assured prior to submission of provisional results on 3 September?

Centres should quality assure these provisional results, for example through cross-marking, informed by thinking derived from previous local and national quality assurance. There is no requirement for further local and national quality assurance. The Alternative Certification Model 2020-21: National QA Exercise Key Message published by SQA should be used by centres during their local QA process, as should any centre feedback report from SQA's national quality assurance exercise.

Will learners be able to appeal their provisional results if they use this service?

Yes. Learners would be eligible to appeal any results submitted by noon on Friday 3 September.

However, due to higher education institute timescales, it would not be possible to use the priority appeals service.

Has the incomplete evidence contingency arrangement been subject to any impact assessments?

Yes, we have undertaken an Equality Impact Assessment and a Children¿s Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment for this contingency arrangement. Find further details and download the impact assessments.