Scottish National Standardised Assessments (SNSA)

Scottish National Standardised Assessments (SNSA)

 As you may be aware from the National Press, the Scottish Government have, this school session, introduced National Standardised Assessments in literacy and numeracy at the P1,P4,P7 and S3 stages of your children’s education.

School staff have recently received training in their implementation and we will conduct the assessments with pupils before the end of March this year. The assessments are online in format and will be administered as part of normal classroom activities.

The results are diagnostic to provide teachers with information about children’s learning rather than simple “marks”. Teachers can then tailor teaching and learning activities appropriately. No results will be sent home but teachers will probably refer to these within the normal school reporting cycle or during parent/teacher appointments.

Finally, it is important to note that the assessments will not be used to compile league tables of schools.

If you would like further information about SNSA there is a section specifically for parents on the SNSA website at:

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