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Scotland Performs Update

Published: 14 Dec 2017
Part of:
Public sector, Scottish Budget
ISBN:
9781788514842

Scottish Government performance information

113 page PDF

5.8MB

113 page PDF

5.8MB

Contents
Scotland Performs Update
Education and Skills Committee

113 page PDF

5.8MB

Education and Skills Committee

Scorecard

The following National Performance Framework indicators have been selected as relevant to the Education and Skills Committee for the purposes of the Draft Budget Consultation Period.

The report overleaf shows recent performance on these indicators as at 14 December 2017.

The hyperlinks take you to the Scotland Performs website for the latest information on each indicator.

Performance Improving

To rank in the top quartile for productivity against key trading partners in the OECD by 2017

Increase real terms productivity in Scotland

Improve knowledge exchange from university research

Improve children’s services

Widen use of the internet

Performance Maintaining

Increase research and development spending

Reduce underemployment

Increase the proportion of pre-school centres receiving positive inspection reports

Increase the proportion of schools receiving positive inspection reports

Increase the proportion of young people in learning, training or work

Increase the proportion of graduates in positive destinations

Improve people’s perceptions of the quality of public services

Reduce children’s deprivation

Performance Worsening

Improve the skill profile of the population

Improve levels of educational attainment

Reduce the proportion of individuals living in poverty

Performance Improving

Scottish productivity rank amond OECD members

Scotland's productivity rank remained at 19 out of 36 countries between 2011 and 2014, at the top of the third quartile. In 2015, the rank rose to 16 out of 36.

Real Terms Productivity in Scotland (Real Output per Hour - Scotland’s real terms Productivity Index)

Scotland’s productivity increased by 3.5% in real terms during 2015. It is now 9.4% higher than the pre-recession level in 2007.

Universities’ income from knowledge exchange activities

Universities’ income from knowledge exchange ( KE) increased in 2015-16. Fluctuations over time, however, suggest that we should not read too much into one year’s change in the index as some of the components can be quite volatile.

Percentage of local authorities receiving positive inspections for children’s services

More local authorities received positive evaluations in child protection inspections in the latest period (2009-2012) than in the previous period (2006-2009).

Percentage of adults who use the internet for personal use

The percentage of adults using the internet for personal use increased in 2016, following a steep upward trend.

Performance Maintaining

Research and Development spending as a percentage of GDP (ga between Scotland and EU 28)

The gap between Scotland and the average EU nations R&D expenditure has widened – since 2001, expenditure in the rest of the EU has increased at a higher rate than that in Scotland.

The proportion of workers who are underemployment

The proportion of workers who are underemployed remained stable between 2015 and 2016, following a declining trend since the peak in 2012. The upward trend in earlier years was due to the recession in 2008.

Percentage of pre-school centres receiving positive inspection reports

The first post-baseline sample shows that the same high percentages of pre-school centres received positive inspection reports as in the baseline year.

Percentage of schools receiving positive inspection reports

The first post-baseline sample shows that the same high percentages of schools received positive inspection reports as in the baseline year.

Percentage of 16-19 year olds participating in education, training or employment

The percentage of 16-19 year olds participating in education, training or employment increased between 2015/16 and 2016/17.

Percentage of graduates in positive destinations

The proportion of graduates in positive destinations remained stable between 2014/15 and 2015/16.

Percentage of people who are 'very' or 'fairly' satisfied with the quality of local public services

The percentage of people who are 'very' or 'fairly' satisfied with local public services remained stable between 2015 and 2016, having decreased since 2011.

Percentage of children in deprivation

The percentage of children living in material deprivation remained stable between 2014/15 and 2015/16. In 2010/11, there was a change to the questions asked in the survey.

Performance Worsening

Percentage of adults with low or no qualifications (skill profile)

The percentage of the working age population with low or no qualifications has steadily declined since 2004, despite the increase in 2016.

Educational attainment (gap in average PISA scores between Scotland and OECD average)

Scotland's educational performance has fallen to 2 points above the OECD average in 2015. This is due to declines in Scottish performance in Science and Reading.

Percentage of individuals living in relative poverty (before housing cost)

The proportion of people living in relative poverty increased in 2015/16 and has fluctuated since 2009/10.


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