Training Course Information
Creating Digital Prelim Exams & Resources for pupils with ASN (DE1)
This course will review the types of Assessment Arrangements that can be used by candidates and how pupils with disabilities or additional support needs can use ICT to sit examinations.
What's the course about?
SQA digital papers for candidates with disabilities or additional support needs were first introduced in 2008 and by 2012 there were 3,800 requests for digital papers from over a third of Scottish secondary schools. By using digital papers, candidates experience increased independence and confidence while schools find they use fewer readers and scribes. The new Equality Act makes it even more important for teachers to acquire the skills to use digital papers and create their own assessments.
What you'll learn on the course
Learn how to create interactive accessible digital prelims, practice and assessment materials using Adobe Acrobat and other software.
Who is the course for?
- Teaching and Learning Support staff;
- SQA Exam Coordinators;
- ICT Technicians in secondary schools.
The course trainers
Engineer and Educational Technologist
Paul is a Senior Research Fellow and has an engineering background. He's involved in CALL's assessment and support service for pupils, with a particular responsibility for access technology for pupils with physical disabilities; and for technology to enable students with dyslexia or literacy difficulties access the curriculum.
Teacher amd Training Services Coordinator
Sandra taught for over 10 years before becoming part of an area learning support team and was then responsible for ICT and additional support needs across the authority. She joined the CALL team in 1999 and was very much involved in the NOF training across Scotland and North East England.
In addition to the CPD and training Sandra is also part of the team that carries out assessments of pupils for whom technology would be of benefit to support access to the curriculum and communication.