Publication - Statistics

Scottish Exchange of Data: achievement of Curriculum for Excellence levels

Published: 11 Mar 2021
Directorate:
Learning Directorate
Part of:
Education

Information and documentation relating to the provision of data for the annual Achievement of Curriculum for Excellence levels data collection.

Published:
11 Mar 2021
Scottish Exchange of Data: achievement of Curriculum for Excellence levels

Survey Background

English Medium Education - Primary and Secondary

Achievement of Curriculum for Excellence will be recorded and collected at individual pupil level, for all pupils in the stages of P1, P4, P7, and S3, who are based on the roll of the school, and for all pupils based in standalone school/units.

Each of the following will be collected:

  • Numeracy
  • Literacy - Reading (English)
  • Literacy - Writing (English)
  • Literacy - Listening and Talking (English)

Gaelic Medium Education - Primary

The data collected will differ depending on the stage of the child. Numeracy for Primary 1 pupils being taught in Gaelic Medium will not be collected. Therefore only the following will be collected:

  • Literacy - Reading (Gàidhlig)
  • Literacy - Writing (Gàidhlig)
  • Literacy - Listening and Talking (Gàidhlig)

For Primary 4 pupils being taught in Gaelic Medium the following data will be collected:

  • Literacy - Reading (Gàidhlig)
  • Literacy - Writing (Gàidhlig)
  • Literacy - Listening and Talking (Gàidhlig)
  • Numeracy

For Primary 7 pupils being taught in Gaelic Medium, both English and Gaelic data regarding literacy and numeracy will be collected:

  • Literacy - Reading (Gàidhlig)
  • Literacy - Writing (Gàidhlig)
  • Literacy - Listening and Talking (Gàidhlig)
  • Numeracy
  • Literacy - Reading (English)
  • Literacy - Writing (English)
  • Literacy - Listening and Talking (English)

Gaelic Medium Education - Secondary (S3)

The data collected for secondary pupils being taught in Gaelic Medium is the same as that for pupils in Primary 7 being taught Gaelic Medium:

  • Literacy - Reading (Gàidhlig)
  • Literacy - Writing (Gàidhlig)
  • Literacy - Listening and Talking (Gàidhlig)
  • Numeracy
  • Literacy - Reading (English)
  • Literacy - Writing (English)
  • Literacy - Listening and Talking (English)

Guidance notes can be found at page 39 of the Data Specification (see link below).

All Local Authority primary, secondary and special schools, together with all grant-aided schools are included. Note that a decision has been taken that ACEL data will not be collected for S3 pupils or for pupils in standalone special schools or standalone special units for 2020/21. The collection will proceed for pupils in Primary schools.

Data reported will be the most recent CfE level achieved (including up to 4th level)

Key Information

Nature of Exchange

Local Authority to Scottish Government

Level

Individual Children

Coverage

Census Date is Monday 14 June 2021

Submission to Scottish Government

By 27 August 2021

Method of data submission

ProcXed

Survey Documentation

Note that since this documentation was first issued the decision has been taken that ACEL data will not be collected for S3 pupils or for pupils in standalone special schools or standalone special units for 2020/21. The collection will proceed for pupils in Primary schools. In general the document remains as it was upon first publication and so does not reflect this change.

Click on the links below to download the Collection Guidance and the XML template for uploading data to ProcXed.

To download the template please right click, select "Save link as...", and save the file as a XML Document (*.xml). Open Excel and open the file via File> Open> select your template file. Data can be entered on this file.

If you have any queries please contact ScotXed@gov.scot

Data to be submitted via ProcXed. A user guide for ProcXed and a link to the login page can be found here.