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21/11/17 10:00

Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2015: Highlights from Scotland’s results: Collaborative Problem Solving

An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

Scotland’s Chief Statistician today published Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2015: Highlights from Scotland’s Results: Collaborative Problem Solving. PISA is an assessment of 15 year-olds skills throughout the world. This report represents the results of the assessment in collaborative problem solving.

The main findings are:

Scotland’s performance in 2015 was above the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) average in collaborative problem solving.

The proportion of pupils performing at the highest level of achievement (Level 4) was above the OECD average and the proportion performing at the lowest levels (below Level 2) was below the OECD average.

Girls outperformed boys in collaborative problem solving, with the gender gap similar to the OECD average

Socio-economic background has a similar effect on performance to that across the OECD, but explains less variation in performance.

Pupils in Scotland in show positive attitudes towards collaborative behaviour.

 

NOTES FOR NEWS EDITORS

The full statistical publication on Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2015: Highlights from Scotland’s Results: Collaborative Problem Solving, can be found at:

            http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2017/11/7174

Other full statistical publication on PISA results can be accessed at:

            http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/School-Education/PISA

The full set of results for all countries, published by the OECD, can be found at www.oecd.org/pisa

Further information on School Education statistics within Scotland can be accessed at:

            http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/School-Education

Official statistics are produced by professionally independent statistical staff – more information on the standards of official statistics in Scotland can be accessed at:

            http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/About