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Information for children and young people

The Scottish National Standardised Assessments system is an online tool that is fun and easy to use. It is designed to help your teachers understand exactly what they need to do to help you make good progress with your reading, writing and numeracy skills.

If you have questions, there is a lot of information on this website and your class teacher will always be happy to talk to you about the assessments.

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    What you need to know as a child or young person

    Who takes the assessments?

    In primary school, children in P1, P4 and P7 take the assessments. In secondary school, young people in S3 take the assessments.

    What about your results?

    Your teachers discuss your results with you to help you understand where you are making progress and which areas need further work. There is no pass or fail and definitely nothing to worry about!

    Should you prepare for the assessments?

    The assessments are part of your normal classroom work and you do not need to do any special preparation for them. The assessments are as short as possible and you are allowed to take as long as you need to complete them.

    You will use a computer to take the assessments. Your teachers will be there to make sure everything runs smoothly.