Assess this mess: teachers face exam shambles at National 5

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The exam treadmill threatens to trip up more teachers than ever thanks to last-minute changes and a lack of clarity, according to the country’s biggest education union.

Last-minute changes to deadlines for national qualifications by Scotland’s exam body will see many teachers having to shoehorn five months work into four. And the government’s failure to make “a clear decision” about whether unit assessments are to continue to be available at National 5 level this year risks leading to another year of “excessive workload and over-assessment”, according to the EIS.

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