Education - National Improvement Framework - enhanced data collection: consultation

A consultation which seeks views on improving the collection of education data to assess progress towards closing the poverty-related attainment gap.

Annex A

Attainment Data

Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) - student questionnaire) (every three years).

  • Reading performance
  • Maths performance
  • Science performance

School leaver attainment

  • Leaver attainment in national qualifications
  • Leaver attainment in vocational qualifications (DYW)
  • Foundation Apprenticeships
  • Leaver attainment in all SQA qualifications
  • Literacy and numeracy (SCQF level 3, 4, 5+)

Achievement of Curriculum for Excellence Levels data

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy

Scottish Qualifications Authority attainment statistics

  • Entries, grades and pass rates

Wider Data

Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) - student questionnaire) (every 3 years). Includes questions relating to:

  • Bullying
  • Satisfaction with life
  • Effort
  • Competition
  • Persistence
  • Fear of failure
  • Growth mindset
  • Meaning to life
  • Happiness
  • Learning goals
  • Self-belief
  • Attendance
  • Expectations for the future
  • ICT use outside of school hours for leisure
  • Attitudes to learning
  • Feelings about school
  • Negative experiences

Pupil census

  • Free school meal registration

Healthy Living Survey

  • Meals uptake
  • Physical education

Growing up in Scotland

  • Physical and mental health and wellbeing
  • Childcare, education and employment
  • Involvement in offending and risky behaviour
  • Cognitive, social, emotional and behavioural development
  • Home, parenting, family, community and social networks

Health and Wellbeing Census

  • Caring responsibilities
  • Family relationships/environment
  • General health
  • Involvement in decision making overall
  • Long term health condition
  • Physical activity/exercise
  • Play
  • Pressure of school work
  • Resilience
  • Sedentary behaviour
  • Self perception (body image)
  • Sexual health
  • Attitudes to school
  • Bullying others
  • General wellbeing (life satisfaction)
  • Mental health
  • Peer relations
  • Strengths and Difficulties
  • Substance use
  • Aspirations and career planning
  • Social media and online experience

Mental wellbeing score

  • 13 year old boys
  • 13 year old girls
  • 15 year old boys
  • 15 year old girls

Attendance, absence and exclusion data (primary and secondary)

Annual participation measure: 16-19 year olds

Scottish Health Survey

  • Strengths and difficulties: 4-12 year olds

Scottish Schools Adolescent Lifestyle and Substance Use Survey (SALSUS)

  • Strengths and difficulties: 13 & 15 year olds

Initial Destinations

Follow-up Destinations

HMIE inspection data

Care Inspectorate data

Scottish household survey

  • Parental satisfaction rates

Local authority and Regional Improvement Collaborative improvement plans and reports.

PIE Census

Attainment Scotland Fund – Headteacher Survey



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