Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party Business: Primary 1 Tests
S5M-13945 Liz Smith: Primary 1 Tests—That the Parliament believes that good-quality pupil
assessment is an essential component of the drive to raise educational standards in Scotland's
schools, but notes the level of concern that has been raised by teachers and other education
professionals regarding the introduction and delivery of new testing arrangements for Primary 1
(P1) pupils; considers that this concern questions whether the new P1 tests are in line with the
play-based learning philosophy of early years provision in the curriculum for excellence, and, in
light of this concern, calls on the Scottish Government to halt the tests in P1 and to reconsider the
evidence and the whole approach to evaluating the progress of P1 pupils.
Published by the Scottish Parliament Corporate Body.
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