Publication - Report

Scottish National Standardised Assessments: national report for academic year 2017-2018

Published: 11 Dec 2018
Directorate:
Learning Directorate
Part of:
Education
ISBN:
9781787814554

The report by ACER UK provides a summary of outcomes at a national level on the Scottish National Standardised Assessments.

104 page PDF

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104 page PDF

2.8 MB

Contents
Scottish National Standardised Assessments: national report for academic year 2017-2018
Footnotes

104 page PDF

2.8 MB

Footnotes

1 Masters, G.N. (2013). Reforming Educational Assessment: Imperatives, principles and challenges. Australian Education Review 57. Melbourne: Australian Council for Educational Research.

2 Please refer to Appendix 4: Quality assurance, for details of quality assurance processes completed within Scotland prior to the launch of SNSA.

3 P1 children were shown how to use the ‘mouth’ icon in practice assessments. It is used throughout the literacy and numeracy assessments for this stage.

4 Results from the norming studies were used for the purpose of providing representative sample survey data, collected at clearly defined assessment periods during the school year.

5 The category ‘Yes’ refers to those learners whose record in SEEMiS, the national database, showed that they were registered for Free School Meals. The ‘Other’ category comprises both learners for whom there was a ‘not registered’ entry and those for whom there was no entry regarding free school meals.

6 P1 children were shown how to use the ‘mouth’ icon in practice assessments and it is used throughout the literacy and numeracy assessments for this stage.

7 Results from the norming study were used for the purpose of providing representative sample survey data collected at clearly defined assessment periods during the school year.

8 The category ‘Yes’ refers to those learners whose record in SEEMiS, the national database, showed that they were registered for Free School Meals. The ‘Other’ category comprises both learners for whom there was a ‘not registered’ entry and those for whom there was no entry regarding free school meals.

9 Results from the norming studies were used for the purpose of providing representative sample survey data, collected at clearly defined assessment periods during the school year.

10 The category ‘Yes’ refers to those learners whose record in SEEMiS, the national database, showed that they were registered for Free School Meals. The ‘Other’ category comprises both learners for whom there was a ‘not registered’ entry, and those for whom there was no entry regarding free school meals.

11 Note that this figure and those quoted in the table below include out-of-stage assessments.

12 Given the delivery date for the first year’s assessments – August 2017 – the provisional benchmarks, published for consultation in August 2016, were used as the reference point for the first year of implementation of SNSA. The finalised benchmarks, published in June 2017, were used as the reference for the assessments constructed for the second year of implementation, delivered in August 2018.


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