Assessment in the Early Years: “Curriculum for Excellence Supporting the Early Level DVD”

This multimedia resource is designed to support practitioners as they implement Curriculum for Excellence at the early level. It shares practical ideas from a variety of pre-school and primary settings.

These materials are for all practitioners working with children in pre-school settings and Primary 1 or beyond. In this video, Avril Robertson from the Early Years team highlights the Assessment section of the resource which contains the following key messages:

  • Assessment is an integral part of learning and teaching, and planning high quality learning activities for all children.
  • Assessment provides an emerging picture of the child and their achievements, and can be a motivation for the child to do better and progress further in their learning.
  • Assessment relates to the engagement of staff, children and parents, carers and the wider community in sharing and using a range of information to improve learning and development.To access the assessment section of the DVD on the early years website you can click on the link below:

In the following informative video clip, Claire McGeachy from Kelly Street Children’s Centre, Inverclyde Council details the assessment approaches they use in their nursery :

The following video focusing on Building the Curriculum 5, from the staff of Glencairn Primary School in North Lanarkshire Council, highlights a recent in-service event that worked towards developing a shared understanding of moderation with their cluster schools and nurseries.