National Improvement Framework Evidence Report

​​​​The National Improvement Framework aims to bring together a range of information about how well children and young people are doing in education, and the drivers for improvement that are known to impact on this. This year’s information was published in the​ NIF Interactive Evidence Report (NIFIER).

The NIF Evidence Report brings together information from across the priority areas for education. These include for example, literacy, numeracy, school leaver attainment, participation of 16-19 year olds, health and wellbeing and parental engagement. The report also contains information on closing the attainment gap between the most and least disadvantaged children.

Information in the NIF Report will help teachers, local authorities, and the Scottish Government learn from good practice, and develop plans where further improvements are needed.

Evidence collected on parental engagement was gathered from a range of sources. These included surveys filled in by parents before early learning and childcare (ELC) and school inspections, the National Parent Forum of Scotland’s Review of Parental Involvement, and the Scottish Survey of Literacy and Numeracy (SSLN). From 2018/19, local authorities are now starting to conduct their own Parental Involvement and Engagement (PIE) Census, which will start to inform both the national evidence as well as provide local evidence in order to drive forward improvements.​

You can read the full results in the Report on the Scottish Government website.