Education experts: 'Impossible' to know whether attainment gap is closing
Educationalists tell the Scottish Parliament scrapping of the Scottish Survey of Literacy and Numeracy will make flagship Scottish Government policy difficult to assess
- Education experts say scrapping of Scottish Survey of Literacy and Numeracy makes it hard to measure changes in the educational attainment gap.
- Scottish Survey of Literacy and Numeracy was scrapped by the Scottish Government in 2016 and replaced with Scottish National Standardised Assessments.
Analysis: The independence movement's diverging strategies
The British state's profound crisis, centred on Brexit, is forcing new debates inside the SNP and wider independence movement
POLITICAL crises have a way of forcing division and clarity in the strategies of political movements.
The Scottish independence movement has faced many sharp turns and new situations since the 2014 referendum.
It now faces a huge test, and diverging approaches are emerging on what the Brexit and wider crisis of the British state means for Scottish independence.
The Salmond row: What we know, what we need to know, and what happens now
The Salmond row has become extremely complex very quickly – CommonSpace provides a handy breakdown of what you need to know
THE debacle over Alex Salmond’s alleged sexual misconduct, which he denies, has engulfed Scottish politics and caused an unseemly public spat between the former and current First Ministers in the press, each accusing the other of smears.