This policy review was commissioned by the Scottish Government. The agreed purpose was to inform the ongoing development of education policy, practice and leadership in Scotland, by providing an independent review of the direction of the Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) and emerging impacts seen in quality and equity in Scottish schooling. It focuses especially on the cycles corresponding to Broad General Education (BGE, i.e. up to student age 15) with the brief being to:
- Highlight key impacts of the approach taken to developing the curriculum to date.
- Analyse key aspects of education policy and practice in Scotland, and integrate insights from PISA and other evidence from different countries/regions.
- Highlight areas where further change or development could add value to an ongoing programme of educational improvement.
You can read the full report at Improving Schools in Scotland: an OECD Perspective.