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|
*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
|Fractions, decimal fractions and percentages||8||12||13||16|
|Measurement, time and money||27||22||25||24|
Table 5: SNSA 2018 to 2019 number of reading items by organiser (including P1 literacy)
|Tools for reading||37||7||6||3|
|Finding and using information||4||40||25||23|
|Understanding, analysing and evaluating||28||22||38||51|
Table 6: SNSA 2018 to 2019 number of writing items by organiser