What is the National Improvement Framework?

The National Improvement Framework will make sure that every child will have information about how they are progressing, teachers will have a clear understanding of the improvements required, and parents will have meaningful information about how their child is progressing.

The introduction of national standardised assessments is not about narrowing the curriculum or forcing teachers to "teach to a test". Nicola Sturgeon has been clear that it is not a return to the national testing of old, and there is no desire to return to league tables. The new national assessments will be developed in partnership with local government, teachers and parents. They will provide evidence of a child's performance or progress - but they will not be the sole measurement.

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