Magazine article Public Finance

Scots Qualification Body 'Has Improved' since Exams Fiasco

Magazine article Public Finance

Scots Qualification Body 'Has Improved' since Exams Fiasco

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The Scottish Qualifications Authority, at the centre of a major controversy over inaccurate and incomplete exam results six years ago, has re-established confidence in its work, Audit Scotland has found.

However, the public spending watchdog advised that the SQA should develop a more strategic focus and identify opportunities for efficiency savings.

'The SQA's corporate planning process has established clear objectives but performance management information is not clearly linked to these objectives at present,' the report stated.

Stressing that the SOA had successfully re-established confidence, auditor general Bob Black added: 'It is demonstrating an ongoing commitment to making improvements.'

The study, Performance management in the Scottish Qualifications Authority, published on November 9, looked at the progress made since the exam problems In 20OO. …

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