A delayed report on the state of Scottish education recommends radical reform of the exams system.
The report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) will be published tomorrow, just days before Holyrood breaks for recess.
It follows two years of exams chaos, overseen by the Scottish Qualifications Authority, and calls for reform of Scotland’s system of teaching, the Curriculum for Excellence (CfE).
According to a summary of the report, which was due in February, it will highlight the “misalignment between CfE’s aspirations and the system of qualifications”.
It will recommend a “need to get policies in place that deliver the right balance between curriculum autonomy and equity for students, and a need to align and perhaps simplify the many frameworks and strategies in the busy policy landscape”.
Scottish Lib Dem leader Willie Rennie said: “Successive SNP education secretaries have produced reports and consultations but little progress. This independent report must be the impetus for real change.”
Scottish Labour education spokesman Michael Marra said: “We need progressive reform to provide pupils with the full and rounded education that they deserve.”
The Scottish Government said it would comment after publication.
Meanwhile, Scottish schools will receive £215 million funding to close the poverty attainment gap.
Education Secretary Shirley-Anne Somerville said such work is “more vital than ever” due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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