Education And Skills Committee
The following National Performance Framework indicators have been selected as relevant to the Education and Skills Committee for the purposes of the Draft Budget Consultation Period.
The report below shows recent performance on these indicators as at 15 December 2016.
The hyperlinks take you to the Scotland Performs website for the latest information on each indicator.
Increase real terms productivity in Scotland
Improve c hildren's services
Reduce children's deprivation
To rank in the top quartile for productivity against key trading partners in the OECD by 2017
Improve the skill profile of the population
Increase the proportion of pre-school centres receiving positive inspection reports
Increase the proportion of schools receiving positive inspection reports
Increase the proportion of young people in learning, training or work
Increase the proportion of graduates in positive destinations
Widen use of the internet
Increase research and development spending
Improve knowledge exchange from university research
Improve levels of educational attainment
Improve people's perceptions of the quality of public services
Reduce the proportion of individuals living in poverty
Scotland's productivity increased by 1.3% in real terms during 2014. It is now 4.4% higher than the pre-recession level in 2007.
More local authorities received positive evaluations in child protection inspections in the latest period (2009-2012) than in the previous period (2006-2009).
The percentage of children living in material deprivation decreased in 2014/15 following an increase in the previous two years. In 2010/11, there was a change to the questions asked in the survey.
Scotland's productivity rank remained at 19th between 2011 and 2014, at the top of the third quartile. Between 2006 and 2010, the rank fluctuated between 16th and 18th.
The percentage of the working age population with low or no qualifications continues to decline as part of a consistent downward trend.
The proportion of workers who are underemployed remained stable between 2014 and 2015, following a declining trend since the peak in 2012. The upward trend in earlier years was due to the recession in 2008.
The first post-baseline sample shows that the same high percentages of pre-school centres received positive inspection reports as in the baseline year.
The first post-baseline sample shows that the same high percentages of schools received positive inspection reports as in the baseline year.
The proportion of school leavers in learning, training or work increased between 2008/09 and 2015/16.
The proportion of graduates in positive destinations remained reasonably stable between 2013-14 and 2014-15, following an increase since 2011-12. Changes were made to the questionnaire in 2011-12. Previously the percentage declined from 2006-07 to 2010-11.
The percentage of adults using the internet for personal use remained stable between 2014 and 2015, following a steep upward trend.
The gap between Scotland and the average EU nations R&D expenditure widened in 2014, as expenditure in the rest of Europe has been increasing at a slightly higher rate.
University income from knowledge exchange ( KE) declined in 2014-15. Fluctuations from year to year can vary due to the time-based nature of KE activities.
Scotland's educational performance has fallen to 2 points above the OECD average in 2015. This is due to declines in Scottish performance in Science and Reading.
The percentage of people who are 'very' or 'fairly' satisfied with local public services has fluctuated in recent years and decreased in 2015.
The proportion of people living in relative poverty is on a long downward trend, but has fluctuated since 2009.
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