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Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012: Highlights from Scotland's results, 03/12/13 [S]

The report provides the headline results of Scotland's performance in the PISA 2012 survey of maths, reading and science attainment by 15 year-olds from 64 countries. It the key data from the OECD international reports and discusses Scotland's progress since 2009.

Scotlandís scores in the PISA assessments were similar to the OECD average in maths, and above the average in reading and science. This was the same as in the 2009 survey.

Scotlandís own overall performance was similar to that in 2009 for all three domains.

There was a reduction in the performance gap between disadvantaged and less disadvantaged pupils for all three domains compared to 2009. There was also a reduction in the likelihood of disadvantage affecting a pupilís score in science, but no change in maths and reading.

Boys outperformed girls in mathematics and science and girls performed better than boys in reading.

For full details see the Scottish Government website.

Further Information

Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012: Highlights from Scotland's results

Scottish Government news release

Country specific overview for the UK