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The Scottish Survey of Literacy and Numeracy (SSLN)

SSLN Latest

The results of the SSLN 2015 (numeracy) survey were published on 31 May 2016. The SSLN 2016 (literacy) survey took place in May 2016 and the results will be published May 2017.

Results from the last literacy survey, which took place in May 2014, were published on 29th April 2015. Please see the 'Statistical Reports & Professional Learning Resources' section below to access the results.

SSLN 2001-2015 pupil questionnaires additional analysis was released in July 2016. This presents five years of previously published data with additional trend analysis and graphs.

Statistical Reports & Professional Learning Resources

Statistical reports are published by the Scottish Government in the spring following the survey field work. They provide headline summary results with commentary for pupil attainment alongside pupil and teacher questionnaire results. The reports are available in web format and as a pdf. Supplementary tables containing full data tables are published alongside the statistical reports in excel format. The survey design document for each survey is also published in pdf format and contains further details on the design of the survey.

SSLN 2015 - Numeracy Results

SSLN 2014 - Literacy Results

SSLN 2013 - Numeracy Results

SSLN 2012 - Literacy Results

SSLN 2011 - Numeracy Results


Education Scotland has provided a number of Professional Learning Resources based on an in depth analysis of the SSLN results to help practitioners develop the literacy and numeracy skills of their pupils. Most recently, literacy workshop and Number and Number Processes resources were published in April 2015.


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