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The Scottish Survey of Literacy and Numeracy - High Level Summary of Statistics

Scottish Survey of Literacy and Numeracy 2015 (Numeracy)

The Scottish Survey of Literacy and Numeracy (SSLN) is a sample survey which measures national performance in literacy and numeracy in alternate years.  It is aligned to Curriculum for Excellence Levels.  First Level (P2 to P4) performance is assessed near the end of P4 (age 8-9), Second Level (P5 to P7) performance is assessed near the end of P7 (age 11-12) and Third Level (S1 to S3) performance is assessed near the end of S2 (age 13-14).

Chart: Numeracy attainment - proportion of pupil performing well or very well in 2011, 2013 and 2015,
by stage

 

 

  • The proportion of P4 pupils that performed well or very well decreased between 2011 and 2013, and again, slightly,between 2013 and 2015
  • At P7, performance stabilised between 2013 and 2015, after an initial fall between 2011and 2013.
  • S2 performance remained the same across all three survey years.

More detailed information, including literacy results by gender, deprivation and over time and responses to the pupil and teacher questionnaire, can be found at SSLN 2015 (Numeracy).

Background information, including frequently asked questions, can be found at SSLN.