Curriculum for Excellence Achievement16/08/17
PUPIL PERFORMANCE in primary and secondary schools across Dundee has improved across almost all aspects of literacy and numeracy according to the latest assessment figures.
Primary children saw the biggest shift, with almost all areas improved since last year. Only P1 reading remained the same.
Secondary pupils at S3 achieving third level, improved in all four areas of reading, writing, numeracy, and listening and talking.
Dundee City Council’s Children and Families Service Committee will be consider the interim Curriculum for Excellence results, based on teacher judgements on Monday (August 21).
The teacher judgement collection records progress through the Curriculum for Excellence levels for pupils at the end of P1, P4, P7 and S3 along with all pupils in special schools.
Since last year the Scottish Government has collected this data on pupils’ progress as part of the National Improvement Framework.
Gregor Murray convener of the children and families service committee said: “It’s encouraging to see that generally children’s outcomes have improved since last year, although we must not be complacent and there is still work to do.
"We are continuing to work hard in the city to ensure that children develop the right skills to enable them to face the future with confidence.
Reporting on CfE levels is still relatively new, therefore developing robust and rigorous approaches to moderation and standards is crucial so that teachers can be supported in making sure we get it right for every child.”