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Growing Up in Scotland: changes in language ability over the primary school years

Published: 29 May 2019

This report investigates the improvement of language ability during the primary school years and identifies factors which appear to help and hinder improvement over this period.

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Contents
Growing Up in Scotland: changes in language ability over the primary school years
Appendix B: Additional descriptive analysis results

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Appendix B: Additional descriptive analysis results

Table B‑1 Standardised expressive vocabulary score (z score) at Primary 6 - by household income

Equivalised household income (quintiles)
Lowest quintile 2nd 3rd 4th Highest quintile All
Maximum 3.20 3.03 2.67 2.78 3.17 3.24
Bottom 75% of scores 0.48 0.58 0.81 0.86 0.86 0.70
Median -0.25 0.01 0.15 0.18 0.18 0.05
Bottom 25% of scores -0.96 -0.78 -0.46 -0.46 -0.42 -0.68
Minimum -3.19 -3.01 -3.62 -3.19 -2.22 -3.62
Weighted bases 670 536 496 409 407 2698
Unweighted bases 452 498 566 505 532 2726

Base: All children with a valid expressive vocabulary score at sweep 8 / Primary 6 interview with a longitudinal survey weight value. Income details were not provided for 173 cases; therefore, base sizes across the five subgroups do not add up to the total.

Table B‑2 Standardised expressive vocabulary score (z score) at Primary 6 - by area deprivation (SIMD)

Area deprivation (SIMD quintiles)
Most deprived quintile 2nd 3rd 4th Least deprived quintile All
Maximum 2.64 2.71 3.17 3.21 3.24 3.24
Bottom 75% of scores 0.34 0.74 0.81 0.87 0.77 0.70
Median -0.29 0.01 0.18 0.11 0.11 0.05
Bottom 25% of scores -0.92 -0.75 -0.42 -0.53 -0.56 -0.68
Minimum -3.19 -2.75 -3.62 -3.19 -2.88 -3.62
Weighted bases 531 493 532 580 563 2698
Unweighted bases 335 430 572 676 713 2726

Base: All children with a valid expressive vocabulary score at sweep 8 / Primary 6 interview with longitudinal survey weight.

Table B‑3 Standardised expressive vocabulary score (z score) at Primary 6 - by parental education

Highest household level of education
No quals, Lower std grades and vocational and other quals Upper std grades and Intermediate voc quals Higher std grades and Upper level vocational quals Degree level quals All
Maximum 2.47 3.17 3.21 3.24 3.24
Bottom 75% of scores 0.08 0.60 0.62 0.91 0.70
Median -0.49 -0.18 0.05 0.25 0.05
Bottom 25% of scores -1.29 -0.85 -0.72 -0.35 -0.68
Minimum -3.19 -3.62 -2.94 -2.94 -3.62
Weighted bases 257 485 898 1054 2698
Unweighted bases 153 387 886 1296 2726

Base: All children with a valid expressive vocabulary score at sweep 8 / Primary 6 interview with longitudinal survey weight. Parental education details were not available for 4 cases; therefore, base sizes across the four subgroups do not add up to the total.


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