Eleven 'critical factors' to watch

15th December 2000 at 00:00
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NEXT year's exams should be judged by 11 "critical success factors". The litmus tests for the SQA are that:

Qualifications are in place.

Assessment materials are available.

Markers are contracted and validated.

Quality assurance of schools and other centres is established.

The quality of qualifictions is assured.

Resources are complete for the job.

Exam centres confirm data on candidate registration, entries and results.

The SQA's process controls are defined.

The IT system is "stabilised".

"Integrity audits" are defined.

Correct certificates are issued on time.

The critical success factors will be subject to a "traffic light summary" with any items marked red given special attention.


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