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National Improvement Framework for Scottish Education - achieving excellence and equity

National Improvement Framework for Scottish Education - achieving excellence and equity

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

ISBN: 9781785449123

The Framework will see new and better information gathered throughout primary and early secondary school years to support individual children’s progress and to identify where improvement is needed. The data will be used to close the gap in attainment between children from the least and most deprived communities in Scotland.

Executive Summary

The National Improvement Framework for Scottish Education that we are publishing today sets out our vision and priorities for our children’s progress in learning. The Framework will be key in driving work to continually improve Scottish education and close the attainment gap, delivering both excellence and equity.

The actions set out in this document have all been developed to support high-quality learning and teaching, the core principle of Curriculum for Excellence. Over time, the Framework will provide a level of robust, consistent and transparent data across Scotland that we have never had before, to extend our understanding of what works and to drive improvements across all parts of the system. This includes the development of national standardised assessments in primary and early years of secondary school to inform teacher judgement.