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Scottish National Standardised Assessments: national report

Published: 31 Jan 2020

Summary of outcomes at a national level on the Scottish National Standardised Assessments (SNSA) in the 2018 to 2019 academic year.

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Scottish National Standardised Assessments: national report
Appendix 2: Composition of SNSA assessment instruments

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Appendix 2: Composition of SNSA assessment instruments

The tables in this appendix provide details of the allocation of items to each organiser within the assessments for the 2018 to 2019 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 stage, all of the available organisers were represented. However, there were different proportions across the stages. In the school-level reports, teachers received information about the relationship between the learner's overall outcome and their outcome 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. Where there were fewer than five items allocated to an organiser within a learner's assessment, outcomes are not reported in this national report, since outcomes are not considered sufficiently reliable to be used in reporting overall national performance on the organiser.

Table 3: SNSA 2018 to 2019 number of items per learner and assessment

Stage Learning Area Total scored items per learner assessment Total number of scored items in assessment
P1 Numeracy 30 70
P1 Literacy 30 69
P4 Numeracy 30 70
P4 Reading 30 69
P4 Writing 30 70
P7 Numeracy 33 77
P7 Reading 33 69
P7 Writing 33 77
S3 Numeracy 36 84
S3 Reading 35/33* 77
S3 Writing 36 84

*The number of questions varied according to the pathway that the young person completed.

Table 4: SNSA 2018 to 2019 number of numeracy items by organiser

Organiser P1 P4 P7 S3
Number 28 24 27 26
Fractions, decimal fractions and percentages 8 12 13 16
Measurement, time and money 27 22 25 24
Information handling 7 12 12 18
Total 70 70 77 84

Table 5: SNSA 2018 to 2019 number of reading items by organiser (including P1 literacy)

Organiser P1 P4 P7 S3
Tools for reading 37 7 6 3
Finding and using information 4 40 25 23
Understanding, analysing and evaluating 28 22 38 51
Total 69 69 69 77

Table 6: SNSA 2018 to 2019 number of writing items by organiser

Organiser P4 P7 S3
Spelling 29 31 33
Grammar 20 23 25
Punctuation 21 23 26
Total 70 77 84

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