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What do you think of Primary 1 Assessments?

childcareAn 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 p1review@gov.scot 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
Scottish Parliament FG

The Scottish Parliament Building

The recommendations and conclusions of the review will be taken to the Scottish Parliament for discussion.

See alsoP1 Assessments- A change in delivery could soften public concern

Reporter: Fiona Grahame

 

 

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