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‘No enthusiasm and unprepared’

Teachers yet to be won over by new standardised tests

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Many teachers have yet to be convinced about the value of the Scottish national standardised assessments (SNSAs), despite the government organising dozens of events since April to help schools prepare for their launch after the summer.

While some school staff who took part in trials think the assessments will help to gauge pupils’ progress more accurately, others feel unprepared and are concerned about a lack of training, it has emerged.

The Scottish government revealed more details about the assessments at a media briefing last week, where officials offered reassurances that all pupils would ...

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