National Improvement Framework and Improvement Plan: 2020

Sets out the vision and priorities for Scottish education and the improvements that need to be made to help deliver those priorities.


On 30 April 2020 minor revisions were made to the charts in the ‘Executive Summary: Broad General Education’ graphic (page 23 in the PDF). These small changes were made to the 2016/17 figures for the most deprived and least deprived pupils and to the gap between the most deprived and least deprived pupils. The changes followed revisions to Achievement of Curriculum for Excellence Level statistics for 2016/17 broken down by deprivation (

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Introduction, Vision and Key Priorities

Delivering improvement

Drivers of improvement: what the evidence is telling us and the action we will take


Annex A - Detailed evidence and improvement activity

Annex B - Summary of ongoing and completed activity from the 2019 Improvement Plan

Annex C - References and useful links



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