4.1 Supplementary Training Videos

The following training videos can be accessed by clicking on the embedded videos.  A brief description of each video is given before hand so you can more easily decide if you want to watch it.

While it is not necessary to watch all the videos, it is recommended that you watch a range of videos to become more familiar with the types of answers that pupils give and to become more familiar with administering, scoring and interpreting the assessments.  The more you watch, the better understanding you will have in terms of using the assessments but also the range of strategies and approaches that pupils might use to solve the problems.

For some of the videos, next steps have been discussed and explored alongside the Highland Numeracy ProgressionBe aware that page numbers referred to in the video may differ depending on the version of HNP you are using however images are provided for clarity.

For schools completing this as part of whole school training.  You may wish to use Section 4.1, 4.2 and 4.3 as a 'Gap Task' before the next training session.  This will allow staff time to process the information, become more familiar with the assessments and have tried some out themselves.


While watching the videos:

  • Have to hand a blank addition and subtraction assessment sheet.  (You may also wish to have the coding sheet and response and level guidance easily accessible.)
  • After each question, pause the video and record the pupil's strategy and score their response.  
  • Continue to play the assessment to see an example of how this was recorded and scored and compare it to your own.
  • If you are completing this activity with others, compare the way you recorded the strategy and discuss any differences in opinions.

  • Before the end of the video, calculate their total score using the optional scoring system and decide on an overall level for the pupil.
  • Continue to play the assessment to see the level the assessor placed the pupil at and compare this to your own decision.  If your opinion is different to that given on the video, discuss with others why this might be.  Sometimes pupil's will be hard to place and may fall between two levels.

  • Based on the assessment, decide on this pupil's strengths, gaps and next steps and compare this to the suggestions provided in the video.

Assessment 1.1

Complexity of delivery and recording: Easy

Maximum question reached: Task 2

Time taken for assessment: 1min 25sec

Use of supplementary questions: No

Video length (with commentary): 7min


Assessment 2.1

Complexity of delivery and recording: Medium

Maximum question reached: Task 5

Time taken for assessment: 5min

Use of supplementary questions: No

Video length (with commentary): 13min

Assessment 4.2

Complexity of delivery and recording: Medium

Maximum question reached: Task 5

Time taken for assessment: 5min 45sec

Use of supplementary questions: No

Video length (with commentary): 10min 24sec

Assessment 6.1

Complexity of delivery and recording: Difficult

Maximum question reached: Task 6b

Time taken for assessment: 11min 10sec

Use of supplementary questions: Yes, 6b only

Video length (with commentary): 21min

Additional supplementary videos will be added here soon.

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