Appendix 3: Composition of the SNSA assessment instruments
The tables in this appendix provide details of the allocation of items to each organiser within the assessments for the 2017 to 2018 academic year. Additionally, Table 3 shows the number of items presented to each learner, in relation to the total number of items available within the adaptive model for the assessment.
In each assessment, in each year group, all of the available organisers were represented. However, there were different proportions across the year groups. In the school-level reports, teachers received information about the relationship between the learner’s overall result and their result at organiser level. This was provided at the individual learner level for each organiser that was addressed by at least five questions in the learner’s adaptive assessment. Organisers addressed by at least five questions in the year group’s full set have been reported on as a group in this national report. Where there were fewer than five items allocated to an organiser within an assessment, results are not reported, since outcomes are not considered sufficiently reliable to be used in reporting overall national performance on the organiser.
Table 3: SNSA 2017 to 2018 number of items per learner and assessment
|Year Group||Learning Area||Total scored items per learner assessment||Total number of scored items in assessment|
Table 4: SNSA 2017 to 2018 number of numeracy items by organiser
|Fractions, decimals and percentages||6||11||12||17|
|Measurement, time and money||22||20||23||25|
Table 5: SNSA 2017 to 2018 number of reading items by organiser (including P1 literacy)
|Tools for reading||40||3||3||1|
|Finding and using information||2||33||24||21|
|Understanding, analysing and evaluating||28||34||44||56|
Table 6: SNSA 2017 to 2018 number of writing items by organiser