It follows the previous decision to scrap 5 national exams and delay others.
The Scottish education secretary has now said that concerns over fairness and the epidemic are affecting students’ learning differently, and that even higher and advanced Higgers will not move forward.
“The level of disruption among students has not been equal,” said John Sowney, adding that students from poor backgrounds find the school more likely to be self-isolated.
“I will not share the future of our alumni – whether they get a place in college, university, training or a job – in a lottery about whether their school was hit by a coward.”
Tests will be canceled in the country for the second year in a row due to the epidemic.
Delayed exams will be held next year in both England and Northern Ireland.
Speaking about the changes in Scotland on Tuesday, Mr Swinney said “there is no guarantee” that students would not be able to disrupt their studies in the coming months.
“In light of this, the question is less about whether we can keep the tests safe in the spring and whether we can do so for free.”
“However, the fact that a significant percentage of our poorest students have significantly reduced teaching time compared to other students is not yet available.”
That’s why, he said, students needed a model that was “more flexible” in certain situations.
Mr Sweeney had earlier announced the National 5 Exam Diet to be held in the spring of 2021, which would be revoked as a result of Covid-19 and the grade would be decided by a “judgment of the teacher supported by the assessment”.
“The new model that we have created and will accept awards based on the teacher’s judgment of proof of educational achievement,” said the Scottish education secretary. “It’s safe. It’s fair. And the reality of the barrier recognizes it better so many students already had them to learn.”
Sarah Atkinson, chief executive of the Social Mobility Foundation, welcomed Scotland’s decision to scrap Hushiar and Advanced Higgins “cautiously”.
“We are encouraged by Mr. Sweeney’s recognition that the epidemic puts students from poorest backgrounds at risk of a lack of a good education,” he said.
He said, however, that the “inconsistent national image” within the UK was the “highest issue”.
Meanwhile, Scottish Conservative education spokesman Jamie Green criticized the government’s “months of delay and delay” before making the announcement, which he described as a “recognition of complete failure”.
He added: “The decision to cancel the higher test today will come as a disappointment to those who believe that the tests offer consistency, fairness and a level playing field.”
Ian Gray, a spokesman for Scottish Labor education, said the decision to scrap the test was “understandable” but “too late”.
Each year after the results were released this year, it was revealed that another 120,000 grades had been restrained and students were allowed to estimate their primary teacher after the attack.
Additional reporting by the Press Association
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