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Scottish Survey of Literacy and Numeracy 2016 (Literacy)

Presents the results of the latest Scottish Survey of Literacy and Numeracy (SSLN) which in 2016 focused on literacy. Assesses the first three levels of the Curriculum for Excellence framework at P4, P7 and S2 school levels, testing over 10,000 pupils from 2,250 schools. Reports on attainment in reading, writing, listening and talking and looks at the effects of gender and deprivation levels. Finds that girls outperformed boys at most stages in reading and at all stages in writing. Notes that pupils from the least deprived areas outperformed those from the most deprived areas in all literacy categories. Looks at attainment over time comparing 2016 data with that from 2012 and 2014. Finds that attainment levels have generally declined slightly for reading and writing whilst remaining similar to 2014 for listening and talking. Presents data on pupil’s attitudes to learning and on teacher’s views on use of classroom resources, use of ICT, confidence in teaching literacy and their professional development.


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