Advice provided to Ministers regarding withdrawal from education related studies: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

FOI reference: FOI/18/02236  
Date received: 14 August 2018  
Date responded: 11 September 2018
Information requested
Advice provided to Ministers regarding withdrawal from the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) and the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS).

Copies of the information requested are appended below. This comprises of five documents which are all included. Please note that it is accepted Scottish Government practice that names and contact details of members of staff who are not part of the Senior Civil Service are withheld. 


About FOI
The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at
foi-18-02236 Document 1
foi-18-02236 Document 3
foi-18-02236 Document 4
foi-18-02236 Document 5
foi-18-02236 Document 2.1


Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit 
Phone: 0300 244 4000 

The Scottish Government 
St Andrew's House 
Regent Road 

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