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.