The National Improvement Framework for Scottish Education sets out the Scottish Government’s vision and priorities for children’s progress in learning. The Framework will be key in driving work to continually improve Scottish education and close the attainment gap, delivering both excellence and equity.
The actions set out in this document are intended to support high-quality learning and teaching, the core principle of Curriculum for Excellence. Over time, the Framework will provide a level of robust, consistent and transparent data across Scotland that we have never had before, to extend our understanding of what works and to drive improvements across all parts of the system. This includes the development of national standardised assessments in primary and early years of secondary school to inform teacher judgement.
The Framework is expected to lead to see new and better information being gathered throughout primary and early secondary school years to support individual children’s progress and to identify where improvement is needed. The data will be used to close the gap in attainment between children from the least and most deprived communities in Scotland.