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Scottish National Standardised Assessment P1 Practitioner Forum

26th February 2019

A very controversial subject recently the formal testing of P1 children.

A website for practitioners may be useful to anyone interested whether teachers, management boards, parent councils and or parents.

What is this?

​​The main function of the P1 Practitioner Forum is to share experiences and offer advice to the Scottish government, independent bodies such as Education Scotland, local authorities, schools and teachers in:

Early level curriculum planning and assessment

The use of standardised assessments within the context of play-based learning

Debate in the Forum is informed by the experiences of P1 practitioners; by presentations from researchers and academic knowledge brokers and by the views of key stakeholder groups.

A huge amount of information on the web site and talks from experts is available via Youtube

See it at -

Many more videos on this and other education topics posted recently

Membership of the Forum was by invitation through local authority and stakeholder networks, with an emphasis on ensuring representation of professionals with practical experience of teaching P1, and of administering, managing and using SNSA data. The membership profile reflects a range of initial views of the value of SNSA and experience in education:

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