Time to re-evaluate Scotland’s exams system? Article co-authored by Jo-Anne Baird examines this year’s results and what should happen next.

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Category: News

Professor Jo-Anne Baird (Director of the Department of Education)

In an article jointly authored by Professors Jo-Anne Baird (Oxford) and Louise Hayward (Glasgow) on the TES website the authors consider the necessity for reform in the context of lessons learned during the pandemic.

The cancellation of exams has led to a new emphasis on the need for effective and standardised moderation and reform that is informed by expertise. However they caution against ‘radical and swift reform’, advising instead an ‘evolutionary approach’ to change.

‘With the disruption of the pandemic comes the opportunity to do things differently, to do things better.’