ERIC Number: ED381532
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Implementing 5-14: a Progress Report. Interchange No. 23.
Scottish Office Education Dept., Edinburgh. Research and Intelligence Unit.
This paper reports on many aspects of an in-progress Scottish national effort to improve curriculum, assessment, and progress reports on students ages 5 through 14. The 5-14 Development Program was launched in 1987, and this paper reports information from the first two years of operation. The study not only evaluates progress to date but also provides a channel through which the views and experiences of teachers, head-teachers, parents, and others involved in the program can be heard and taken into account. Evaluation teams survey samples of primary and secondary school teachers and conduct in-depth interviews with staff. A report from the primary schools looks at the curriculum guidelines and their implementation, views on assessment and reporting guidelines, and the experience of and response to national testing. A report on the secondary school participation in the program covers views on curriculum guidelines and assessment guidelines, and progress implementing the guidelines. A section on links between primary and secondary schools reports gradual increase in interchange and variable use of primary school records in secondary schools. (JB)
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, National Competency Tests, National Curriculum, National Norms, National Programs, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Scottish Office Education Dept., Edinburgh. Research and Intelligence Unit.