Building the Curriculum 5: A framework for assessment

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'Building the Curriculum 5' (2011) provides guidance for all teaching staff on the main areas of the assessment strategy for Curriculum for Excellence.

It sets out key messages about principles of assessment, standards and expectations, ensuring consistency, CPD and support, reporting to parents, informing self-evaluation for improvement and monitoring standards over time.

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The priorities in 'Building the Curriculum 5' are grouped around eight key areas. This document provides a summary of the key ideas and priorities published in the framework for assessment.

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Supporting documents

'Building the Curriculum 5: Reporting' (June 2010) provides staff with advice on reporting to parents including information on reporting on progress within a level.

PDF file: Building the Curriculum 5: A framework for assessment: reporting (615 KB)

'Building the Curriculum 5: A framework for assessment: understanding, applying and sharing standards - quality assurance and moderation' (October 2010) has information on the support structures at national level to ensure that quality assurance and moderation are fair and consistent and that local and national practices are aligned.

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'Building the Curriculum 5: Recognising achievement, profiling and reporting' (December 2010) provides advice on developing common approaches to these which relate closely to the processes of learning and teaching.

PDF file: Building the Curriculum 5: A framework for assessment: Recognising achievement, profiling and reporting (1.5 MB)

'Building the Curriculum 5: Quality assurance and moderation' (March 2011) develops the features of quality assurance and moderation in assessment 3 to 18, provides examples of current practices and proposes how these can be further developed for Curriculum for Excellence. Finally, a possible model to support implementation is described.

PDF File: Building the Curriculum 5: Quality assurance and moderation (1.2 MB)

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