Education Scotland have now published the final Benchmarks for Literacy and English, and Numeracy and Mathematics following a wide consultation with practitioners:
The Benchmarks embed a wide range of existing assessment guidance – significant aspects of learning, progression frameworks and annotated exemplification – into one key resource to support practitioners’ professional judgement.
Follow this link for FAQ regarding the Benchmarks:
You may find this document highlighting the changes that have been made to the Draft Benchmarks helpful:
Guidance from Education Scotland is that the core resources for practitioners are the Experiences and Outcomes for planning, and the Benchmarks to support assessment, tracking and professional judgement of when a level has been achieved:
“Assessment is an on-going process to support learning. The Benchmarks should be used to help monitor progress towards achievement of a level and to support overall professional judgement of when a learner has achieved a curriculum level. They support professional dialogue, moderation and monitoring of progress in learning.
Evidence of progress and achievement will come from:
•observing day-to-day learning within, and outwith, the classroom.
•coursework, including tests.
•planned periodic holistic assessments.
•information from standardised assessments.”