Computer Based Assessments

 

NILA

NILA (Northern Ireland Literacy Assessment) is a new computer-based assessment that is statutory for year 4 to 7 pupils across Northern Ireland. NILA assesses pupils' literacy skills in:

  • reading
  • writing
  • listening

Before pupils complete their actual assessment schools will introduce pupils to NILA using the pupil demo and practice assessment.

View the Practice Assessment Demo

This demo introduces pupils to NILA and the techniques they need to be aware of when completing this assessment. This demo also highlights to pupils the importance of practising the techniques.

NILA Practice Demo

The practice assessment is a mini assessment that provides pupils with an opportunity to explore NILA individually, without logging in. The practice assessment can be accessed both in school and at home.

Teachers may also choose to complete the practice assessment as a classroom activity on an interactive white board, to read through the instructions and demonstrate the question types to pupils.

NILA Real Assessment Demo

This demo recaps for pupils what they will be required to do when completing NILA. The demo reminds pupils of the techniques and icons they will have experienced in the practice assessment and prepares them for the ‘real’ assessment.

NINA

NINA (Northern Ireland Numeracy Assessment) is a new computer-based assessment that is statutory for year 4 to 7 pupils across Northern Ireland. NINA assesses pupils' numeracy skills across two strands:

  • Understanding and Using Number; and
  • Shape and Space, Measures and Handling Data.

Before pupils complete their actual assessment schools will introduce pupils to NINA using the pupil demos and practice area. A few techniques within NINA require pupils to use the mouse and keyboard at the same time, for example tessellation; pupils will be guided through any difficulties before they commence their assessment.

View the Practice Assessment Demo

This demo introduces pupils to NINA and the techniques they need to be aware of when completing this assessment. This demo also highlights to pupils the importance of practising the techniques.

NINA Practice Demo

The practice area provides pupils with an opportunity to explore NINA individually, without logging in. The practice area can be accessed both in school and at home.

Teachers may also choose to complete the practice assessment as a classroom activity on an interactive white board, to read through the instructions and demonstrate the question types to pupils

NINA Real Assessment Demo

This demo recaps for pupils what they will be required to do when completing NINA. The demo reminds pupils of the techniques and icons they will have experienced in the practice area and prepares them before taking the ‘real’ assessment.