Recommendations for Scottish National Standardised Assessments

Sue Ellis

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The report concerns recommendations to improve the implementation of the Scottish National Standardised Assessments (SNSA). These include:
1. Stronger guidance to inform how teachers interact with, and support, children during the SNSA
2. Guidance on how the SNSA can be delivered in a way that is compatible with a play-based classroom environment
Implementation guidance and training which is available online, outside of the SNSA 3. system, so that all educators can access it at a time that is convenient
4. A publicly available rationale setting out the possible uses and purposes of the SNSA within the broader assessment framework of Scottish schools ­– to ensure the assessments are not perceived as “high stakes”
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
Commissioning bodyScottish Government
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9781787817555
Publication statusPublished - 18 Apr 2019


  • Scottish National Standardised Assessment (SNSA)
  • primary education
  • early level curricula
  • Curriculum for Excellence
  • schools
  • play-based learning

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