Holy Cross Primary

Assessment & Reporting

How will my child’s learning be assessed?

There will be new ways of assessing each child’s progress to make sure that potential is achieved. New qualifications are being developed:

  • National 4 and 5 qualifications were introduced in 2013/2014
  • Access, Highers and Advanced Highers are being updated to reflect Curriculum for Excellence
  • New highers in most subjects were introduced in almost all North Lanarkshire schools in August 2014

In playrooms and classrooms staff will be using improved ways of assessing children’s learning taking account of national and local advice and guidance. Your child’s progress will be reported to you so that you know how well your child is doing.

Each year your nursery or school will let you know what is being done to implement Curriculum for Excellence so that you can be confident that your child is receiving a high quality education.

What we hope to achieve:

  • our approaches to planning will be coherent around learning, teaching and assessment;
  •  our Curriculum will provide sufficient emphasis on active, enterprising learning approaches that encourage creativity and motivation;
  •  we will make clear to our learners what they are learning, what success looks like and what is expected of them. In so doing, we will provide sufficient high quality feedback about how much and how well they have learned. We will ensure that our learners are involved in these processes.
  • we will use the flexibility of Curriculum for Excellence to provide opportunities and pathways for all our learners including those with Additional Support Needs and those who require more choices and more chances to progress.
  • we will ensure that the more able children and those who make faster progress do not ‘race’ through the levels, but rather provide them with greater variety of contexts, depth and greater challenge into the experiences and outcomes offered to them.

More information can be obtained from the school or from the Education Scotland Website: www.educationscotland.gov.uk

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