The Scottish Survey of Literacy and Numeracy - High Level Summary of Statistics

Scottish Survey of Literacy and Numeracy 2013 (Numeracy)

Summary of pupil performance by stage

The Scottish Survey of Literacy and Numeracy (SSLN) is an annual, sample survey monitoring national performance in literacy and numeracy in alternate years. The 2011 and 2013 surveys focused on numeracy. The survey involves school pupils at P4, P7 and S2, each of which are assessed at the relevant Curriculum level for their stage.

At P4, 69 per cent of pupils performed well or very well in 2013, compared to 76 per cent in 2011. Similarly, at P7, 66 per cent of pupils performed well or very well in 2013 compared to 72 per cent in 2011. At S2, around 42 per cent of pupils performed well or very well in both years.

The percentage of pupils not yet working within their respective levels in numeracy in 2013 was less than one per cent of P4 pupils, about two per cent of P7 pupils and 35 per cent of S2 pupils.

 

Numeracy: Percentage of pupils in each reporting category, by stage

SSLN 2013 - Performance by stage

 
Further Information

More detailed information on the results of the 2013 SSLN can be found at SSLN 2013 (Numeracy).

Background information, including frequently asked questions, can be found at SSLN.