This paper aims to answer some of the questions practitioners have asked about the Benchmarks since their publication. It seeks to clarify some key points, and to support effective use of the Benchmarks as part of assessment and moderation.
All Benchmarks on this page are in their final form
Benchmarks for literacy and English
Benchmarks for numeracy and mathematics
Benchmarks for curriculum areas
Literacy and Gàidhlig
Health and Wellbeing (Food and Health)
Health and Wellbeing (Personal and Social Education)
Health and Wellbeing (Physical Education)
(Please note there are no Benchmarks for the 'Responsibility of All' aspects of Health and Wellbeing. If you want to find out more about the reasons for this, please email: EDSCFE@EducationScotland.gov.scot)
Religious and Moral Education
Religious Education (Roman Catholic)
Benchmarks by level
The Benchmarks for literacy and English; Literacy and Gàidhlig; and numeracy and mathematics were revised following consultation. The documents below provide details of the changes made to the original versions.
Before using the Benchmarks, you are advised to watch the 'key messages' videos. These short clips highlight important information that will support your understanding of the Benchmarks and their purpose. You are also encouraged to watch the Benchmarks exemplification videos and read the supporting papers that provide some early insights into how teachers and schools are beginning to engage with the Benchmarks.
The Benchmarks - Introduction
Using the Benchmarks
Benchmarks for curriculum areas beyond literacy and numeracy
If you have a query or any comments about the Benchmarks, please email:
Please indicate in your email which Benchmarks you are interested in.