These are intended to replace the various standardised assessments currently in use in schools across Scotland. The new Scottish National Standardised Assessments are being launched across Scottish Primary and Secondary schools during this current session 2017/2018. Highland Council Head Teachers have elected for pupils to S3 will sit these assessments in November 2018.
Please note that these are not formal examinations. They are used to inform teacher judgement about the progress your child is making towards achieving a Level in the broad, general education (S1-3). Further information about the SNSAs can be found in the link below.
Ongoing assessment is, and will continue to be, a central part of everyday learning. Teachers will continue to draw on the full range of assessment activity when considering children's progress and planning the next steps in their learning. The new national standardised assessments will simply provide another excellent source of evidence for teachers to use when assessing children's progress and planning next steps.