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. Assessment of a learner’s progress and achievement is based on a teacher’s assessment of their knowledge, understanding and skills in curriculum areas. Teachers assess learning using a variety of approaches and a wide range of evidence.
Your child’s progress will be reported to you so that you know how well your child is doing. Parents are encouraged to contact the school if they have concerns about any aspect of their child’s education and an informal meeting can be arranged. In addition the following arrangements have been made:
September – Meet the Teacher
October – Interim Report
October – Parents’ Meetings
March – Parents’ Meetings
June – Final Progress Report