measures of school effectiveness has been welcomed by COSLA.
The joint Scottish Office and COSLA steering committee, which was
announced today by Scottish education minister Brian Wilson will build on earlier work by COSLA and the Scottish Office to
to improve standards in schools.
The work will complement initiatives on early intervention and the
review of the curriculum in the first and second years of secondary
school, as well as informing the minister's action group on school
COSLA's education spokewoman Elizabeth Maginnis said today that
COSLA was committed to working in partnership with the government in
raising standards in schools.
'The development of value added measures will be a significant
improvement on previous comparisons based on raw examination results
and will provide improved information about how well any school is
performing against what might be expected.
'This is a positive initiative, geared towards helping to improve
performance in all schools,' cllr Maginnis added.