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Programme for international student assessment 2000 — scotland analysis

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PROGRAMME FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ASSESSMENT 2000 - SCOTLAND ANALYSIS

Activities with Parents

7. One area where variation in reading literacy score is most marked in Scotland is in time spent with parents. In particular it is very noticeable that the 20 per cent of 15 year olds in Scotland who regularly discuss political or social issues with their parents score considerably higher than other 15 year olds. The same is true, though to a slightly lesser extent, for children who participate in other activities with their parents, such as discussing books, films or TV, or eating dinner at a table. A higher proportion of 15 year olds in the rest of the UK regularly participated in such activities with their parents.

Table 15a Percentage of students and performance on the PISA reading literacy scale, by responses to questions on participation in activities with their parents, Scotland

Proportion of 15 year olds who, in the 12 months prior to the survey, had, with their parents:

Scotland

Scotland

Never or Hardly Ever

1-4 times a year

4+ times a year

Never or Hardly Ever

1-4 times a year

4+ times a year

Discussed political or social issues

40%

40%

20%

500

530

580

Discussed books, films or TV

12%

32%

56%

465

514

549

Listened to classical music

86%

9%

5%

523

554

560

Discussed how well they are doing at school?

2%

16%

83%

408

509

534

Eaten dinner around a table

10%

14%

76%

478

517

536

Spent time just talking

5%

14%

81%

458

500

536

Table 15b Percentage of students and performance on the PISA reading literacy scale, by responses to questions on participation in activities with their parents, UK

Mean reading score of 15 year olds who, in the 12 months prior to the survey, had, with their parents:

UK

UK

Never or Hardly Ever

1-4 times a year

4+ times a year

Never or Hardly Ever

1-4 times a year

4+ times a year

Discussed political or social issues

36%

41%

23%

503

526

566

Discussed books, films or TV

8%

27%

65%

474

506

542

Listened to classical music

81%

12%

7%

523

555

530

Discussed how well they are doing at school?

2%

12%

86%

469

516

529

Eaten dinner around a table

8%

11%

82%

492

508

532

Spent time just talking

4%

12%

84%

481

502

531

Table 15c Percentage of students and performance on the PISA reading literacy scale, by responses to questions on participation in activities with their parents, OECD

Mean reading score of 15 year olds who, in the 12 months prior to the survey, had, with their parents:

OECD

OECD

Never or Hardly Ever

1-4 times a year

4+ times a year

Never or Hardly Ever

1-4 times a year

4+ times a year

Discussed political or social issues

30%

39%

31%

467

504

533

Discussed books, films or TV

13%

30%

56%

463

488

519

Listened to classical music

72%

18%

10%

503

509

485

Discussed how well they are doing at school?

4%

17%

78%

469

493

505

Eaten dinner around a table

5%

8%

87%

462

481

506

Spent time just talking

6%

14%

80%

459

477

509