Clackmannanshire Schools Top of the Class
Claremont and Banchory Primary Schools have been involved in the production of materials for the National Assessment Resource (NAR), which will help teachers across Scotland assess pupils within the new Curriculum for Excellence.
The creation of the NAR was a national development with primary and secondary schools from all over Scotland involved. 170 items were produced as a result of this national project. All items were closely scrutinised by the national education support service, Learning and Teaching Scotland. All items on the NAR require to be of the highest quality as they will be used by teachers across Scotland to help assess pupil progress. Following this process 100 items went forward and both contributions from Clackmannanshire passed this process and will be placed on the NAR. A few of these items were kite marked as they were recognised as being particularly strong examples and Banchory Primary School's submission received this recognition.
The NAR will be launched this autumn and will provide teachers with a single online assessment system. It will act as a store of assessment resources, a tool for the development of new resources, and a coherent infrastructure for assessment within Curriculum for Excellence.
Learning and Teaching Scotland recognise and appreciate the significant commitment made by Clackmannanshire teachers involved in this NAR development and have asked the Council for further submissions to the NAR from other schools.
Councillor George Matchett, Inclusion Portfolio Holder, said: "These developments are clear national recognition that the work being done in Clackmannanshire's schools on the new curriculum is of such a high standard that it will be shared as examples of good practice with educational professionals across Scotland."