In early 2017, Education Scotland produced a document “Assessing Children’s Progress”.
This document is a guide for parents and carers; it describes and explains the Scottish Government’s strategy to introduce a consistent set of standardised assessments to determine pupil progress in Literacy (reading, writing, talking, listening) and Numeracy (working with numbers) at stages P1, P4, P7 and S3.
Almost all of our pupils are already used to undertaking standardised assessments in the primary schools of our learning community. In Balfron High School, our pupils routinely use a number of assessment types to demonstrate their learning. Class teachers are skilled in using all forms of assessment to inform and support learner progress. We anticipate that the use of an online standardised assessment should further enhance this understanding within the national context.