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Scottish Survey of Literacy and Numeracy 2014 (Literacy)

DescriptionLiteracy results from the 2014 survey which covers assessment of school pupils at stages P4, P7 and S2. Questionnaire results from a pupil and a teacher questionnaire are also provided.
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateApril 29, 2015


A National Statistics Publication for ScotlandNational Statistics logo

ISBN 978 1 78544 312 1 (Web only publication)
ISSN 1479 7569
DPPAS 48821

Statistics Publication Notice is also available in pdf format (1.4k)
Survey Design Document is also available in pdf format (248k)
Tables available in excel format (2.9MB)


Scottish Survey of Literacy and Numeracy (SSLN) 2014 (Literacy)

Chapter 1: Introduction
1.1 What is the SSLN?
1.2 Survey components
1.3 Reporting SSLN results
1.4 SSLN revisions

Chapter 2: Reading
2.1 Assessing reading skills
2.2 Reading attainment
2.3 Attainment by gender
2.4 Attainment by deprivation

Chapter 3: Reading attainment over time
3.1 Methodology
3.2 Overall distribution
3.3 Attainment by gender
3.4 Attainment by deprivation

Chapter 4: Writing
4.1 Assessing writing skills
4.2 Writing attainment
4.3 Attainment by gender
4.4 Attainment by deprivation

Chapter 5: Writing attainment over time
5.1 Methodology
5.2 Overall distribution
5.3 Attainment by gender
5.4 Attainment by deprivation

Chapter 6: Listening and talking
6.1 Assessing listening and talking skills
6.2 Listening and talking attainment
6.3 Attainment by gender
6.4 Attainment by deprivation

Chapter 7: Pupil questionnaire
7.1 Attitudes to learning
7.2 Pupil engagement with teachers and parents/carers
7.3 Activities in and out of school

Chapter 8: Teacher questionnaire
8.1 Classroom activities and resources
8.2 Assessing and reinforcing literacy
8.3 Aspects of CfE
8.4 Career Long Professional Learning (CLPL)

Chapter 9: Background notes

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