Scottish parents ‘left in the dark’ over performance of schools.

iNews reports that the vast majority of Scotland‘s secondary schools do not make information on their performance easily available to parents, according to research due to be published next week.

Only six of the nation’s 359 state secondaries readily provide curriculum and attainment data to parents, with the rest in breach of national regulations that have been in place for six years, it found.

The analysis by Professor Jim Scott, an education specialist at the University of Dundee, also showed that 68 schools do not meet any of the requirements set down.

The study was highlighted at First Minister’s Questions by Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson, who claimed parents were being “left in the dark” about their children’s education.

“Only 7.2 per cent of Scottish state secondary schools are complying [with] the guidelines – and thus 92.8 per cent aren’t, to a greater or lesser extent,” the report added.

Ms Davidson said it was “crucial” that parents were able to find out basic information about school performance before deciding where to send their children.

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