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Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012: Highlights from Scotland's results

Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012: Highlights from Scotland's results

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

ISBN: 9781784121150

The report provides the headline results of Scotland's performance in the PISA 2012 survey of maths, reading and science attainment by 15 year-olds from 64 countries. It the key data from the OECD international reports and discusses Scotland's progress since 2009

Executive Summary

Scotland’s scores in the PISA assessments were similar to the OECD average in maths, and above the average in reading and science. This was the same as in the 2009 survey.

Scotland’s own overall performance was similar to that in 2009 for all three domains.

There was a reduction in the performance gap between disadvantaged and less disadvantaged pupils for all three domains compared to 2009. There was also a reduction in the likelihood of disadvantage affecting a pupil’s score in science, but no change in maths and reading.