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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-17207: Michelle Ballantyne (South Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 13 June 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how many parents have asked for their children to be withdrawn from the P1 standardised assessments.

Answered by: John Swinney 21 June 2018

The Scottish National Standardised Assessments are part of everyday learning and teaching. They provide teachers with diagnostic information on children’s progress in aspects of literacy and numeracy. The Scottish Government has received fewer than 10 requests from parents asking to withdraw their child from the assessments. As with any other area of learning, teaching and assessment parents should discuss their concerns with their child’s teacher.