This Interim Report tells the story of the Review so far. It describes the research that informed the design of the Independent Review and explains the structure and workings of the review process.
The Independent Review of Qualifications and Assessment was established by the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, to ensure that all future learners are well prepared for the exciting, yet uncertain, world that they will encounter. Recognising every learner’s achievements will be crucial if Scotland as a society is to thrive socially, culturally and economically.
This Interim Report tells the story of the Review so far. It describes the research that informed the design of the Independent Review and explains the structure and workings of the review process, the Independent Review Group and the Community Collaborative groups. The three phases of the review process are described and findings are reported from the first phase which set out to develop a shared Vision and a set of Principles to inform the design of future qualifications and assessment in Scotland. Findings from the second phase are also presented. During Phase Two the Review sought views on what evidence should be gathered as part of qualifications and assessment, how evidence for different kinds of achievement should be gathered and how evidence might best be presented in ways that would be consistent with the agreed Vision.
Independent Review of Qualifications and Assessment – Phase Three – Discussion guide for schools, colleges and other youth settings. The consultation closes on Friday 7 April, with the review group’s final report due to go to education secretary Shirley-Anne Somerville at the end of May.