PISA 2009 – Highlights from Scotland’s Results
Scotland's Chief Statistician today published a report on the performance of Scotland in the OECD's international PISA study.
PISA (Programme for International Student Achievement) is an assessment of 15 year-olds around the world in reading, maths and science.
The main results for Scotland were:
- Performance in 2009 was similar to that 2006 in all three subject, following declines in previous years
- Scotland was above the OECD average in reading and science, and similar to the OECD average in maths
- Performance in Scotland was similar to that in England and Northern Ireland, and better than in Wales, in all three subjects
- Girls outperformed boys in reading, boys outperformed girls in maths, and they performed at a similar level in science
- Engagement in reading was lower in Scotland that on average in the OECD
Official statistics are produced by professionally independent statistical staff.