Education Scotland – Benchmarks

This week John Swinney, Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, has released guidance for practitioners. This guidance includes the CfE Statement which provides explicit advice on planning learning, teaching and assessment using the Experiences and Outcomes and the CfE Benchmarks.


The purpose of the Benchmarks is to set out very clear statements about what children and young people need to learn to achieve each level of the curriculum. Benchmarks streamline and embed a wide range of existing assessment guidance (significant aspects of learning, progression frameworks and annotated exemplification) into one key resource to support teachers’ professional judgement.

CLICK HERE – Literacy and English CfE Benchmarks

The Highland Literacy Progression – Steps to Success will be revised this session to incorporate this guidance.

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