The Scottish Government has been urged to act over the use of multi-level teaching in schools after an investigation by The Ferret revealed that the practice is widespread across Scotland.
Scottish Government officials contacted organisations after they had submitted written evidence but before they gave oral evidence on the Named Person Bill to a Holyrood committee.
Documents obtained by The Ferret about the Scottish Government's standardised testing policy reveal a range of potential risks including data losses, invalid results and a potential boycott by teachers.
Members of a Government advisory group have enjoyed five-star luxury at an exclusive Edinburgh hotel.
The Ferret can reveal close links between the SNP and controversial private firms who are likely to bid for contracts.