An independent review into the Scottish Government’s Primary One Assessments is keen to hear from a wide range of people.
The Scottish Government have had to back pedal on the introduction of the assessments/tests after a considerable negative reaction to them by some teachers, parents and opposition politicians.
Standardised Tests in Primary 1 – what’s the fuss?
As a result John Swinney, Deputy First Minister in the Scottish Government, set up the independent review. Independent Review to Assess Primary 1 Testing
David Reedy who is leading the review said:
“I encourage anyone with an interest to get in touch with the review, particularly those with experience of the assessments during the 2018/19 academic session.”
You can find out about the Independent Review here: Independent Review of P1 Assessments
If you would like to contribute to the review, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 1 March 2019.
The review will consider and provide recommendations on the following issues:
- the compatibility of the P1 assessments with the play based approach to early level of CfE
- the alignment of the P1 assessments to the benchmarks for early level
- the effect of taking an on-line assessment on P1 children
- the usefulness of the diagnostic information provided to teachers and how it supports their professional judgement
- the implications of the review for the ongoing development of the national Gaelic Medium Education standardised assessments (MCNG)
- the future of the P1 assessments considering in particular whether they continue in line with the current continuous improvement model; be substantially modified; or should they be stopped
The recommendations and conclusions of the review will be taken to the Scottish Parliament for discussion.
See also: P1 Assessments- A change in delivery could soften public concern
Reporter: Fiona Grahame
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