“Assessing progress and achievement in the 3-15 broad general education is fundamental to taking forward high-quality learning for all.” (Education Scotland, 2012, p4)
In June, you will receive a Summary of Attainment, through which we will report on your child/ren’s progress within a level of Curriculum for Excellence. For each area of the curriculum, the summary will contain the following information:
- Last level achieved
- Progression within the current level (Beginning to learn, Some Progress, Good Progress or Very Good Progress) * Please see 1 below. (This is based on national CfE expectations within the EL Curriculum Frameworks) Teachers are describing where learners are in their journey.
- An indication as to whether learners are on track, off track or excelling with their planned learning. This is about the rate of progress with their learner journey and whether that rate is appropriate to them. See 2 below.
- Effort, behaviour and homework (Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Needs Improvement). See 3 below.
- Progress within a level.
*The above diagram might be easier to read by clicking on the following link Progress within a level
2. Are learners on track with their learning?
During session 2019-20, some schools in East Lothian are trialling a new approach that allows teachers to comment on whether learners are on track with their individual planned learning. Towards the end of this session we will seek the views of learners, teachers and parents/carers, with a view to establishing this across all East Lothian schools in session 2020/21.
As part of the trial the following terms will be used as a custom progress measure. This tracking does not need to be shared in a school report and can be for internal school tracking.
|Excelling with planned learning||Excellent progress with planned learning (almost exceeding expectations), based on individual expectations and previous levels achieved, using the EL Curriculum Frameworks|
|On track with planned learning||Progressing in line with planned learning, based on individual expectations and previous levels achieved, using EL Curriculum Frameworks|
|Off track with planned learning||Not progressing in line with planned learning, based on individual expectations and previous levels achieved, using EL Curriculum Frameworks|
These terms look at the rate of progress for an individual learner journey, based on the EL Curriculum Frameworks. Some young people may not be following the age and stage national expectations, but may well be “on track” for their planned learning and making good progress, where interventions are working well. Others may be meeting national expectations within the EL Curriculum Frameworks, but could be achieving more, linked to their level of effort. They may not be achieving their potential, within a given time frame and may be considered “of track with planned learning”.
3. How do we comment on Effort, Behaviour and Homework?
|Effort||The extent to which a learner works hard, participates in the lesson and comes to class prepared.|
|Behaviour||The extent to which a learner behaves in class and is focussed on task.|
|Homework||The extent to which the learner completes homework on time and to an acceptable standard.|
Teachers will use the following terms to describe the effort, behaviour and homework of learners in their class:
- Needs Improvement