Scottish Attainment Challenge - local stretch aims: 2022 to 2023

Summary reflecting local authorities stretch aims for 2022 to 2023 for progress in raising attainment and closing the poverty-related attainment gap.


1. From Official Statistics published by Scottish Government (ACEL and school leaver attainment) and Skills Development Scotland (Annual Participation Measure).

2. Aggregation of 2022/23 stretch aims submitted by local authorities is an estimate that has been calculated by Scottish Government. It assumes the same number of children and young people per local authority, and per area of deprivation, as in the most recent published statistics for each measure (2021/22 for APM, 2020/21 for all other measures).

3. Percentage point change calculated from unrounded numbers. May not match the change that would be calculated using the rounded numbers presented elsewhere in this table.

4. Poverty-related attainment gap: Percentage point difference between those from the most and least deprived areas, based on the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation.

5. Primaries 1, 4 and 7 combined.

6. Primaries 1, 4 and 7 combined.

7. 16-19 year olds participating in education, training or employment.

8. The senior phase attainment statistics in the Summary Statistics for Attainment and Initial Leaver Destinations publication consider National Qualifications achieved by school leavers throughout all stages of their school education. The measures focus on those who, upon leaving school, have achieved one pass or more at SCQF level 5 or better and at SCQF level 6 or better. These statistics differ from SQA result statistics published in August which present qualification level results of all candidates (not just those leaving school) for an individual academic year.



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