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Programme for international student assessment 2000 — scotland analysis

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PROGRAMME FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ASSESSMENT 2000 - SCOTLAND ANALYSIS

Relationships with Teachers

5. Over 70 per cent of 15 year olds in both Scotland and the UK as a whole felt that they got on well with most teachers. Almost 90 per cent also felt that if they needed extra help from teachers, they would receive it. The perceived relationship with teachers was better in Scotland than the OECD average. Not surprisingly, those students who felt they had good relationships with staff tended to score considerably higher on the reading literacy tests.

Table 20a Percentage and performance on the PISA reading literacy scale of students who reported good relationships with teachers, Scotland

Proportion of 15 year olds who agree or disagree with the following statements:

Scotland

Scotland

Disagree or disagree strongly

Agree or agree strongly

Disagree or disagree strongly

Agree or agree strongly

Students get along well with most teachers

28%

72%

496

540

Most teachers are interested in students' well-being

14%

86%

488

534

Most teachers really listen to what I have to say

31%

69%

506

538

If I need extra help I will receive it from my teachers

11%

89%

486

532

Most of my teachers treat me fairly

16%

84%

485

536

Table 20b Percentage and performance on the PISA reading literacy scale of students who reported good relationships with teachers, UK

Mean reading score of 15 year olds who agree or disagree with the following statements:

UK

UK

Disagree or disagree strongly

Agree or agree strongly

Disagree or disagree strongly

Agree or agree strongly

Students get along well with most teachers
27%
73%
500
535
Most teachers are interested in students' well-being
15%
85%
490
532
Most teachers really listen to what I have to say

32%

68%
512
532
If I need extra help I will receive it from my teachers

13%

87%
501
530
Most of my teachers treat me fairly

19%

81%
496
533

Table 20c Percentage and performance on the PISA reading literacy scale of students who reported good relationships with teachers, OECD

Mean reading score of 15 year olds who agree or disagree with the following statements:

OECD

OECD

Disagree or disagree strongly

Agree or agree strongly

Disagree or disagree strongly

Agree or agree strongly

Students get along well with most teachers

34%

66%

488

508

Most teachers are interested in students' well-being

31%

69%

495

505

Most teachers really listen to what I have to say

35%

65%

498

503

If I need extra help I will receive it from my teachers

25%

75%

489

506

Most of my teachers treat me fairly

26%

74%

476

511