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Monday, December 09, 2019

Maths and science 'not good enough', says Sturgeon | Pisa - TES News

First minister points to reading progress after accusations of being in 'denial' over Pisa results in maths and science by Tes Reporter.

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First minister Nicola Sturgeon has conceded that performance in maths and science is "not good enough" after she came under fire over Scotland's performance in the Pisa international rankings.

Scottish Conservative leader Jackson Carlaw said international data showed performance in the two subjects had "never been lower".
The 2018 Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) statistics, which were released this week, showed that while reading had improved since 2015 (from 493 to 504 points), Scotland recorded a mean score of 489 for maths, down from 491, and 490 for science, down from 497.

Ms Sturgeon said independent statisticians regarded performance in maths and science in Scotland as "stable"...

Ms Sturgeon said that "compared to the last Pisa study, the performance in science and maths, according to independent statisticians, is stable".
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Source: TES News