National Assessment Resource Scotland Goes Live

9 September, 2011

An Assessment Tiger project, the National Assessment Resource Scotland has today gone live, offering a platform for teachers across Scotland to share resources. The resource is available to 54,000 teachers in all 3,500 schools across Scotland.

An Assessment Tiger project, the National Assessment Resource Scotland has today gone live, offering a platform for teachers across Scotland to share resources. The resource is available to 54,000 teachers in all 3,500 schools across Scotland.

An Assessment Tiger project, the National Assessment Resource Scotland has today gone live, offering a platform for teachers across Scotland to share resources. The project was designed to create a central system for assessments for all schools in Scotland. Designed to support continuous assessment for pupils aged 4-19, the resource is intended to be used by 54,000 teachers in all 3,500 schools across Scotland. The project is designed to increase uniformity of standards and expectations for assessments across Scotland.

The system uses MyKnowledgeMap's Assessment Tiger authoring tool to create and edit assessment materials, which are then stored centrally for use by teachers across Scotland. The system allows teachers to search for and then tailor tests for their local use in class specific context such as an end-of-term test. They can also create new tests, which can be deployed locally and then uploaded back into the central repository for shared use by other teachers.

Rob Arntsen, CEO of MyKnowledgeMap, was delighted that the project had gone live: "It is great news that we have been able to complete this large-scale project so successfully and have been able to offer a world class solution that will be used in every school across Scotland".

MyKnowledgeMap worked closely on the project with leading digital repository provider, Intrallect. The two organisations have previously partnered on major projects, including national resources for the NHS.

The National Assessment Resource Scotland was jointly commissioned by Education Scotland (previously Learning and Teaching Scotland), the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and the Scottish Government. The National Assessment Resource is a central system for all schools in Scotland.