Independent Review of Qualifications and Assessment in Scotland published

Friday, June 23, 2023

Category: Research Centre News

The Review, led by Professor Louise Hayward recommended

  • Scottish Diploma of Achievement comprising Programmes of Learning, Project Learning and the Personal Pathway.
  • Removal of external examinations in fourth year
  • A national strategy for standards
  • A cross-sector Commission on Artificial Intelligence
  • Cultural change processes, including professional development for teachers

Professors Jo-Anne Baird and Gordon Stobart were members of the Independent Review Group and led the Qualifications Community Consultation Group, composed of:

Dr Lena Gray (Qualifications and Assessment Consultant/Researcher) • Emeritus Professor Jenny Ozga (University of Oxford, Department of Education) • Professor Pasi Sahlberg (Southern Cross University, Education) • Emeritus Professor Dylan William (University of London, Assessment) • Professor Ewart Keep (University of Oxford, Education, Training and Skills) • Professor Anne Looney (Dublin City University, Executive Dean of the Institute of Education)

Some news coverage and reactions:

Hayward Review: Expert says blueprint to scrap S4 exams in Scotland will benefit pupils, teachers and Scottish society.  The Scotsman

7 key messages as Hayward report on assessment unveiled, TES magazine

Hayward Review: Considering the future of qualifications and assessment. FE News

NASUWT comments on Hayward Review