"Assessment is an integral part of learning and teaching. It helps to provide a picture of a child’s or young person's progress and achievements and to identify next steps in learning."
Assessment is an integral part of learning and teaching. It helps to provide a picture of a child's progress and achievements and to identify next steps in learning. Teachers will use a range of assessment approaches to assess the different types of achievement across the curriculum.
All assessments provide information about pupil progress and the effectiveness of learning and teaching, and help to inform future planning. Standardised assessments are used annually in reading, maths and spelling for pupils in Primaries 2 to 7. General screening for Primary 1 pupils is carried out in August and September.
Personal Learning Planning
Personal learning planning is used to evidence progress and establish a process of dialogue and reflection between pupils, class teachers and parents about learner’s strengths, specific targets and strategies for learning.
Parents will get regular information about their children's strengths, progress and achievements and be informed about any gaps in their children's progress and ways that they can help. Reports will focus on how well the child is progressing in terms of levels and becoming secure in their learning.