NATIONAL 5-14 DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
National guidelines for each curricular area are the basis for the learning and teaching of pupils. They are set out in 5 levels:
The levels are:
Level A - should be attained by nearly all pupils in primaries one to three
Level B - should be attained by some pupils in primary three or even earlier, but certainly by most in primary four
Level C - should be attained in the course of primary four to six by most pupils
Level D - should be attained by some pupils in primary five or primary six, or even earlier, but certainly by most in primary seven
Level E - should be attainable by some pupils in primary seven to first year at secondary school, but certainly by most in second year at secondary
Level F - should be attainable by some pupils in first or second year at secondary school
HOW THE LEVELS WORK
Children start at level A and progress through the levels when the school thinks that they are ready.
Some levels will take longer to attain than others and teachers ensure that progress is being made.
Some boys and girls progress more quickly than others and some pupils need extra support.
NATIONAL ASSESSMENTS 5-14
National Assessments are assessment materials designed to be used by teachers in Scottish schools to confirm their judgements about pupils’ levels of attainment in English language (reading and writing) and mathematics 5-14.
National Assessments are designed to confirm the teacher’s judgement that a pupil:
- has covered the strands and targets at a level
- is consistently producing work at that level in class
- can complete the assessment with the degree of independence required.
National Assessments are based on the attainment targets and levels set out in the relevant National Guidelines 5-14, and are available at each of Levels A to F in reading, writing and mathematics.
Level A - Should be attainable in the course of P1-3 by
almost all pupils.
Level B - Should be attainable by some pupils in P3 or even earlier but certainly by most in P4.
Level C - Should be attainable in the course of P4-6 by
Level D - Should be attainable by some pupils in P5/6
or even earlier but certainly by P7.
Level E - Should be attainable by some pupils in P7-S1
but certainly by most in S2.
Level F - Should be attainable in part by some pupils and
completed by a few pupils in the course of P7-S2.