Throughout the school year, teachers carry out on-going assessment in a variety of ways to determine what children know, understand and are able to do.
Assessment may be:
- Formative and involve both the teacher and learner in identifying and planning for next steps in learning
- Summative e.g. at the end of a block of work, providing evidence of what has been learned or achieved.
- Diagnostic e.g. standardised tests to help teachers assess pupil progress, development needs, etc. and to allow the school to monitor progression and trends.
Curriculum for Excellence assessment includes recognition of learners' achievements, via profiles at key stages of their school career and via formal qualifications.