New National Standardised Assessment for Literacy and Numeracy

Created on: 24 Jan 2018 | Last modified: 31 May 2018


The 2016 AGM adopted the following Resolutions:

"The AGM instruct Council to seek clarification on which teachers will have responsibility for administering the Literacy and Numeracy assessments in Secondary 3."

"That this AGM instruct Council to investigate and report upon the potential workload impact on teachers, of the new national standardised assessments for Literacy and Numeracy for pupils in Primary 1, Primary 4, Primary 7 and secondary 3."

The Resolutions were passed to the Education Committee for action. The Committee:

  • Wrote to all local authorities requesting information about plans for implementation of the assessments for S3 pupils from August 2017;
  • Wrote to the Scottish Government seeking information about the delivery of the Scottish National Standardised Assessment (SNSA) trials and to the five local authorities involved (Fife, Glasgow, South Lanarkshire, Stirling and Western Isles);
  • Wrote to School Reps (45) and Headteacher members (19) in the schools in which trials were conducted, requesting feedback in relation to the practical implications of conducting the assessments, the staff involved and the workload impact.

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