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20/02/20 20:00

Publication of exam analysis

Four papers considering the 2019 exam results published.

An analysis of exam results carried out by the Scottish Government, the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA), the Association of Directors of Education in Scotland (ADES) and Education Scotland has been published.

Each organisation prepared a paper providing analysis on the performance of the 2019 exams diet and commentary on the potential factors influencing it.

Deputy First Minister John Swinney said:

“The Scottish Government regularly monitors and analyses performance to inform decision-making.

“Taken together, this analysis demonstrates good progress in a number of areas and that it is challenging to identify significant drivers of change or to draw firm conclusions about some subjects due to small numbers of entries. The analysis has however identified areas that justify further exploration and highlight actions that have been agreed.

“My key areas of focus are to ensure that curriculum and assessment are aligned, how to better support professional learning and development and maintaining a clear focus on enhancing learning and teaching. I will continue to do that in my regular discussions with partners on performance.”

The 2019 exam results analysis reports can be found here