Fall in Scottish pupil reading performance

The BBC is reporting a study that suggests reading standards among eight and nine-year-olds in Scotland have fallen by 5% since 2012…

The Scottish Survey of Literacy and Numeracy (SSLN) looked at performance in school years P4, P7 and S2.

It found 78% of P4 pupils performed well or very well in reading in 2014, compared with 83% in 2012.

The Scottish government said work to improve literacy in schools would be stepped up following the results.

P7 pupils also saw a drop in reading performance, with 88% performing well or very well in 2014, compared with 90% in 2012.

And 80% of S2 pupils performed well or very well, a fall of 4%…

Education Secretary Angela Constance said work was already under way to improve standards since the survey was carried out in May 2014.

And she said school inspections would now put more emphasis on raising standards in literacy…

 

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