Evidence around improvement in attainment and health and wellbeing, and the gap between pupils from the most and least deprived areas. It is an initial key output from the new Attainment Scotland Fund (ASF) evaluation strategy and forms part of the overall body of evidence for the evaluation.
This report is an initial output from the new ASF Evaluation Strategy and forms part of the overall body of evidence being produced and developed over the course of 2022/23 and into the future years of the Scottish Attainment Challenge.
The detailed Analytical Plan set out that in Year 1 of the new Evaluation Strategy, and throughout the remainder of ASF Evaluation 2022 – 26, annual reporting on progress in closing the poverty-related attainment gap using NIF attainment and health and wellbeing measures will continue to be undertaken, taking an accessible and proportionate approach to reporting.
The report brings together previously published data related to the NIF measures, including the eleven original key measures and the two new measures introduced following the consultation exercise in 2022. This will support ongoing reporting of key trends initiated in the ASF annual evaluation reports undertaken between 2017 and 2022.