Average time for primary 1 numeracy test, analysis and documentation: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

FOI reference: FOI/18/02207
Date received: 16 August 2018  
Date responded: 13 September 2018
Information requested
During a radio appearance today (16/8/18) John Swinney stated that the average time for a P1 numeracy test under the new SNSA system is 22 minutes.

I would like to request that you release whatever analysis, documentation or communication provided this information. I expect that such material will also include a range of other information about the SNSA system and would like to be clear that all such material falls within the scope of my request.
I enclose a copy of some of the information you requested as a separate document below. Some of the information you have requested is also available on our website at: https://www.gov.scot/ISBN/9781787811201. Under section 25(1) of FOISA, we do not have to give you information which is already reasonably accessible to you. If, however, you do not have internet access to obtain this information from the website(s) listed, then please contact me again and I will send you a paper copy.

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we are unable to provide some of the information you have requested because exemption 38(1)(b) personal information applies. Further detail of this is provided below.
Reasons for not providing information
An exemption under section 38(1)(b) of FOISA (personal information) applies to a small amount of the information requested because it is personal data of a third party, ie names and contact details of individuals, and disclosing it would contravene the data protection principles in Schedule 1 to the Data Protection Act 1998. This exemption is not subject to the ‘public interest test’, so we are not required to consider if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption.
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Central Enquiry Unit 
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000 

The Scottish Government 
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