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Closure of 5-14 National Assessment Bank (NAB)

The 5-14 National Assessment Bank will be closed on 2 July, at the end of the summer term this year.

This decision has been made by the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning and follows consideration of the advice from the Curriculum for Excellence Management Board.
 
The decision takes into account the range of measures which have been made available to ensure the appropriate support for teachers in the new assessment approaches for Curriculum for Excellence.
 
These measures include:
 

In addition, funding of £3 million will be made available to Local Authorities to support quality assurance and moderation approaches in schools.

A letter was issued to all teaching staff from the Cabinet Secretary on 8 June - this can be accessed using the following link:  Cabinet Secretary Letter.