Recognising achievement, reporting and profiling

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Learners' achievement relates to all aspects of their planned learning. It includes their achievement in relation to national standards and expectations in the broad general education and in the senior phase, including in National Qualifications and their progress in becoming successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors.

Gaining recognition for a range of achievements and for the skills for learning, skills for life and skills for work that are developed through these achievements, benefits all young people. The process of planning, assessing, recording and recognising achievements can help learners to understand the skills and attributes they have developed through their planned learning and enable them to build on these. Examples of ways of recognising learners' achievements include using profiling, such as online profiles, as well as through formal qualifications and awards. Others include celebrating success through school certificates and awards, school notice boards and awards ceremonies.

Recognising achievement

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How achievement can be recognised, including National Qualifications, other skills and activities and the Scottish Survey of Literacy and Numeracy.

Reporting on progress and achievement

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This guidance explains that reporting provides clear, positive and constructive feedback on learning and progress to parents and learners, and creates an agenda for discussions about next steps in learning.


Image of a primary aged boy writing on paperResources to support the delivery and development of profiling 3-18.

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