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S5W-18736: Tavish Scott (Shetland Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 11 September 2018

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the comment at paragraph 31 of the report, Scottish National Standardised Assessments User Review Year 1 – Session 2017/18,  that "almost all [teachers] said they had been very pleased with the reports generated and with the diagnostic information provided”, whether it will confirm how many teachers (a) reported this and (b) gave a contrary position.

Answered by: John Swinney 19 September 2018

Paragraph 31 of the User Review refers to the face to face feedback provided about the assessments at all stages (P1, P4, P7 and S3) as part of focus groups with schools and local authorities and classroom observations. These 9 focus groups and 6 classroom observations involved more than 50 teachers and other professionals, the vast majority of whom indicated their satisfaction with the reports.