Perth Grammar

Perth Grammar School

Scottish National Standardised Assessments (SNSA) 

On Monday 15th and 22nd January, we will be carrying out the new Scottish National Standardised Assessments (SNSA) in Reading, Writing and Numeracy with all S3 pupils.  Pupils received an assembly about this last term and a copy of this has been attached. 

The assessments are carried out online in computer suites.  Each pupil will be given an individual log in and teachers will be on hand to support.  It will take the afternoon to do the Reading, Writing and Numeracy assessments but if a pupil needs more time this is not a problem and another time will be booked for them to complete the assessment.  Pupils who require additional arrangements will be given the support they need as required. 

Classes will do the assessments as follows:

15th January, period 6 & 7 – 3AD1, 3EN1, 3LD1

22nd January, period 6 & 7 – 3AD2, 3EN2, 3EN3, 3LD2 

Please note that these are diagnostic assessments, used by teachers to help them to make judgements about pupil progress.  This helps them to support your child with their next steps in learning.  They are not intended to grade pupils and so no individual results of the assessments are issued to parents or pupils.  However, the information they provide will help to inform pupil reports later this session. 

More information for parents from the Scottish Government about all aspects of the assessments is available here: 

https://standardisedassessment.gov.scot/parents-and-carers/