Northern Ireland Literacy Assessment

The Northern Ireland 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 following steps:

1. View the Practice Assessment Demo / Léiriú ar an Chleachtadh Measúnaithe

View Practice Assessment DemoLéiriú 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. 

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

2. Complete a Practice Assessment

The practice assessment is a mini assessment that provides pupils with an opportunity to explore NILA individually, without logging in (Passwords are not 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.  Teachers may also choose to complete the practice assessment as a classroom activity on an interactive white board.

3. View the Real Assessment Demo / Léiriú ar an Mheasúnú Fhíor

View Real Assessment DemoLéiriú 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.

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


Practice Assessment Demo Transcript
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Real Assessment Demo Transcript
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Léiriú ar an Mheasúnú Fhíor Transcript
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