NI Curriculum

Literacy

NILA

The NI Literacy Assessment (NILA) is provided by Tribal Education Ltd.  NILA has been designed to assess Year 4 to 7 pupils; literacy skills in:

  • Listening;
  • Reading; and
  • Writing.

Before pupils complete their actual assessment schools should introduce NILA using the pupil demos and practice assessment.

The practice assessment can be used as many times as required. Teachers may find it useful to initially demonstrate the question types on an interactive whiteboard or projector prior to pupils working through the practice assessment themselves.

Passwords are not required to access the practice assessment.

1.View the practice assessment demo / Léiriú ar an Chleachtadh Measúnaithe

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. View here

Subtitles can be switched on in the pupil demos to support pupils with hearing impairments.

2.Complete a practice assessment
(available at www.niliteracyassessment.org.uk)

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.

3.View the real assessment demo / Léiriú ar an Mheasúnú Fhíor

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. View here

Subtitles can be switched on in the pupil demos to support pupils with hearing impairments.