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Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2009 - Highlights from Scotland's Results

DescriptionThe Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is an international assessment of student attainment in reading, maths and science at age fifteen.
ISBN9780755998623
Official Print Publication DateDecember 2010
Website Publication DateDecember 07, 2010

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An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland

ISBN 978 0 7559 9862 3
ISSN 1479 4569
DPPAS 11057

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A summary of responses to some of the key issues raised by the PISA report

We would like to thank the 2,631 students and their teachers in the 98 schools who represented Scotland in PISA 2009.

This report was written by Mal Cooke and Kasia Bejtka, Education Analytical Services Division, Scottish Government

Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Assessment of Reading
Sample reading assessment
Reading Levels

Chapter 3: Achievement and attitudes in reading

Chapter 4: Achievement in mathematics

Chapter 5: Achievement in science

Chapter 6: School and student questionnaire responses

Chapter 7: Detailed results
Reading
Table 7.1. Scotland's scores in previous PISA surveys, together with comparison with 2009
Table 7.2a. Mean scores in reading, by gender, and comparison with Scotland: OECD
Table 7.2b. Mean scores in reading, by gender, and comparison with Scotland: Non- OECD
Table 7.3. Estimates of proportion at each proficiency level, reading
Table 7.4. Attainment distribution in reading (percentiles), 2009
Table 7.5. Mean scores in aspects of reading, 2009
Table 7.6. Mean scores for different types of texts, 2009
Table 7.7. Relationship between student performance in reading and the PISA index of economic, social and cultural status, 2009

Mathematics
Table 7.8. Scotland's scores in previous PISA surveys, together with comparison with 2009
Table 7.9a. Mean scores in mathematics, by gender, and comparison with Scotland: OECD
Table 7.9b. Mean scores in mathematics, by gender, and comparison with Scotland: non- OECD
Table 7.10. Estimates of proportion at each proficiency level, mathematics
Table 7.11. Attainment distribution in mathematics (percentiles), 2009

Science
Table 7.12. Scotland's scores in previous PISA surveys, together with comparison with 2009
Table 7.13a. Mean scores in science, by gender, and comparison with Scotland: OECD
Table 7.13b. Mean scores in science, by gender, and comparison with Scotland: non- OECD
Table 7.14. Estimates of proportion at each proficiency level, science
Table 7.15. Attainment distribution in science (percentiles), 2009

An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland

If you have any enquiries about this education report please contact:

Education Analytical Services Division
2 D South
Victoria Quay
Edinburgh
EH6 6QQ

Tel: 0131 244-1689
Fax: 0131 244-1474
Email: school.stats@scotland.gsi.gov.uk
Website: www.scotland.gov.uk/schoolstats

Further data from the PISA study can be obtained from the OECD's PISA website www.oecd.org/pisa