FOI Request - Standardised Testing

Request 101000354532

FOI Request: Cost of Standardised Testing

I write regarding the above and to request, under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, the following information:

•  The total amount of money spent on the purchase of standardised test materials for schools in your local authority, for each of the last three years for which the information is available; broken down by:
o Spending in primary schools
o Spending in secondary schools
o The company/organisation(s) from which these were purchased

Response 23-06-2015

o Spending in primary schools

PIPs standardised assessments issued in P1 at the point of entry and at the end of P1.  Costs below include a 10% discount given by CEM.

2012-13 £4720.80
2013-14 £5261.96
2014-15 £5345.60

InCAS standardised assessments are administered in all primary schools in P3 and P6, and in some primary schools in Moray in other year groups as well.  Costs recorded below include a 20% discount given by CEM.

2012-13 £13,300.60
2013-14 £13,370.36
2014-15 £13,465.52

o Spending in secondary schools

MidYIS standardised assessments are issued either in S1 or in S2 or in both years in secondary schools across Moray.  Costs recorded below include a 20% discount given by CEM.

2012-13 £6442.47
2013-14 £6996.74
2014-15 £6702.87

o The company/organisation(s) from which these were purchased

CEM - The Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring at Durham University

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