Response to consultation on the National Improvement Framework enhanced data collection – July 2022

The CLDSC submitted a response to the Scottish Government consultation on the National Improvement Framework (NIF) enhanced data collection measures in July 2022.
In 2021, both the OECD and Audit Scotland published reports which made recommendations relating to data collection and the need to ensure it reflects the ambitions of Curriculum for Excellence.
A consultation on the NIF Measures was launched by The Scottish Government in May 2022, focusing on how to ensure that the key measures to assess progress towards closing the poverty related attainment gap reflects the wider ambitions of the curriculum, including community learning and recognition of wider achievement.
The Scottish Government was interested in the views of anyone who is directly or indirectly involved with the Scottish education system aged 3-18, as well as individuals and organisations who have an interest in the issues covered in the consultation paper. You can find the consultation overview and original consultation paper on the Scottish Government website.

The CLDSC response focused on specific aspects to highlight and support CLD practice and CLD practitioners within formal and informal education, such as improved data collection and awareness of rich data from alternative sources, importance of wider achievement recognition and value of non-traditional data sets, inclusion and equity, health and wellbeing, as well as the significance of learner, family and community voice.