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[this is a data cube dataset] A data cube dataset in folders : Scottish Government, Education, Skills and Training

Schools - Literacy and Numeracy

The percentage of school leavers attaining literacy and numeracy at SCQF level 4 or better and SCQF level 5 or better

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Dimensions
Dimension
Value
Measure Type
  1. Percent
Reference Period
  1. Academic year 2015-16
  2. Academic year 2016-17
  3. Academic year 2017-18
  4. Academic year 2018-19
School Comparator
  1. Real Establishment
  2. Virtual Comparator
Scqf Level
  1. 4 And Above
  2. 5 And Above
Sqa Unit
  1. Literacy
  2. Literacy And Numeracy
  3. Numeracy
Reference Establishment
(showing types of organisation available in these data)
  1. Educational Establishment Groups
  2. Educational Establishments
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About the Dataset
Contact
Publisher
Scottish Government
Creator
Scottish Government
In folders
License
Issued
24/04/2018
Modified
10/09/2020
Next update due
March 2021
Description

This dataset presents the percentage of school leavers attaining literacy and numeracy at SCQF level 4 or better and SCQF level 5 or better.

There is further information available on the specific awards that contribute to the measures of literacy and numeracy.

Data is for senior phase (S4-S6) leavers from publically funded secondary and grant aided secondary schools. This includes a small number of pupils who are on the roll of the school but attend full-time courses or further education outside of the school.

Data is not provided for Junior High Schools as these schools generally only take pupils as far as S4, after which they transfer to another centre to continue their education.

Virtual comparator values are included to provide context for the data. The virtual comparator is the a standard benchmarking measure provided to schools. The virtual comparator is a sample group of pupils from other parts of Scotland who have similar characteristics to the young people in the school (matched on gender, additional support needs, stage of leaving school (S4, S5 or S6) and the social context in which they live (SIMD 2012)).

Details
Confidentiality Policy

The presentation of school level data here ensures that individual children cannot be identified. Where data is missing from tables in this dataset, it has been omitted to preserve the confidentiality of individuals.

Quality Management
Not supplied
Accuracy and Reliability
Not supplied
Coherence and Comparability

Using data for individual schools as league tables implies that the schools at the top of the table are the best in Scotland and those at the bottom, the worst. This is misleading because schools often operate in very different circumstances, such as different numbers of children with additional support needs, or different job opportunites for school leavers depending on location. The context of a school should be taken into account when considering how well a school is doing.

The best way to judge the performance of a school when using this dataset is to compare a school to its 'virtual comparator'. The 'virtu​al comparator' is a sample group of pupils from other parts of Scotland who have the same characteristics as the young people in the corresponding school. This is fairer than comparing one school directly with another.

Accessibility and Clarity

A comprehensive glossary of terms associated with education can be found on the Parentzone Scotland website

Relevance
Not supplied
Timeliness and Punctuality
Not supplied
Revisions
Not supplied
URI

This is a linked data resource: it has a permanent unique uri at which both humans and machines can find it on the Internet, and which can be used an identifier in queries on our SPARQL endpoint.

http://statistics.gov.scot/data/literacy-and-numeracy
Dimensions Linked Data

A linked data-orientated view of dimensions and values

Dimension Locked Value
Reference Establishment
http://statistics.gov.scot/def/education/refEstablishment
(not locked to a value)
Reference Period
http://purl.org/linked-data/sdmx/2009/dimension#refPeriod
(not locked to a value)
Scqf Level
http://statistics.gov.scot/def/dimension/scqfLevel
(not locked to a value)
Sqa Unit
http://statistics.gov.scot/def/dimension/sqaUnit
(not locked to a value)
School Comparator
http://statistics.gov.scot/def/dimension/comparator
(not locked to a value)
Measure Type
http://purl.org/linked-data/cube#measureType
(not locked to a value)
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The data in this dataset are stored in the graph: http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/literacy-and-numeracy

The data structure definition for this data cube dataset is stored in the same graph as the data: http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/literacy-and-numeracy

All other metadata about this dataset are stored in the graph: http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/literacy-and-numeracy/metadata

Linked Data Resources

A breakdown by type of the 17,204 resources in this dataset's data graph.

Resource type Number of resources
Collection 4
Component specification 8
Data set 1
Data structure definition 1
Observation 17,190
All metadata
In Graph http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/literacy-and-numeracy/metadata
Accessibility and Clarity http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/accessibility-and-clarity
A comprehensive glossary of terms associated with education can be found on the [Parentzone Scotland website](https://education.gov.scot/parentzone/my-school/Education%20glossary) xsd:string
Comment rdfs:comment http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#comment
The percentage of school leavers attaining literacy and numeracy at SCQF level 4 or better and SCQF level 5 or better xsd:string
Comparability and Coherence http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/comparability-and-coherence
Using data for individual schools as league tables implies that the schools at the top of the table are the best in Scotland and those at the bottom, the worst. This is misleading because schools often operate in very different circumstances, such as different numbers of children with additional support needs, or different job opportunites for school leavers depending on location. The context of a school should be taken into account when considering how well a school is doing. The best way to judge the performance of a school when using this dataset is to compare a school to its 'virtual comparator'. The 'virtu​al comparator' is a sample group of pupils from other parts of Scotland who have the same characteristics as the young people in the corresponding school. This is fairer than comparing one school directly with another. xsd:string
Confidentiality http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/confidentiality
The presentation of school level data here ensures that individual children cannot be identified. Where data is missing from tables in this dataset, it has been omitted to preserve the confidentiality of individuals. xsd:string
Contact email http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#contactEmail
mailto:Insight@gov.scot
Creator dcterms:creator http://purl.org/dc/terms/creator
Scottish Government http://statistics.gov.scot/id/organisation/scottish-government
Date Issued dcterms:issued http://purl.org/dc/terms/issued
April 24, 2018 15:17 xsd:dateTime
Date Modified dcterms:modified http://purl.org/dc/terms/modified
September 10, 2020 09:03 xsd:dateTime
Description dcterms:description http://purl.org/dc/terms/description
This dataset presents the percentage of school leavers attaining literacy and numeracy at SCQF level 4 or better and SCQF level 5 or better. There is further information available on the [specific awards](http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Education/Schools/curriculum/seniorphasebenchmarking/supportingmaterial/LiteracyandNumeracyBreifingPaper) that contribute to the measures of literacy and numeracy. Data is for senior phase (S4-S6) leavers from publically funded secondary and grant aided secondary schools. This includes a small number of pupils who are on the roll of the school but attend full-time courses or further education outside of the school. Data is not provided for Junior High Schools as these schools generally only take pupils as far as S4, after which they transfer to another centre to continue their education. Virtual comparator values are included to provide context for the data. The virtual comparator is the a standard benchmarking measure provided to schools. The virtual comparator is a sample group of pupils from other parts of Scotland who have similar characteristics to the young people in the school (matched on gender, additional support needs, stage of leaving school (S4, S5 or S6) and the social context in which they live (SIMD 2012)). xsd:string
Graph http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#graph
http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/literacy-and-numeracy
Has a SPARQL endpoint at void:sparqlEndpoint http://rdfs.org/ns/void#sparqlEndpoint
http://statistics.gov.scot/sparql
http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#nextUpdateDue http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#nextUpdateDue
March 2021 xsd:string
In folder http://publishmydata.com/def/ontology/folder/inFolder
Scottish Government http://statistics.gov.scot/def/concept/folders/organisations/scottish-government
Education, Skills and Training http://statistics.gov.scot/def/concept/folders/themes/education-skills-and-training
Label rdfs:label http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#label
Schools - Literacy and Numeracy xsd:string
License dcterms:license http://purl.org/dc/terms/license
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/
Publisher dcterms:publisher http://purl.org/dc/terms/publisher
Scottish Government http://statistics.gov.scot/id/organisation/scottish-government
References dcterms:references http://purl.org/dc/terms/references
http://statistics.gov.scot/help http://statistics.gov.scot/help
Theme dcat:theme http://www.w3.org/ns/dcat#theme
Scottish Government http://statistics.gov.scot/def/concept/folders/organisations/scottish-government
Education, Skills and Training http://statistics.gov.scot/def/concept/folders/themes/education-skills-and-training
Title dcterms:title http://purl.org/dc/terms/title
Schools - Literacy and Numeracy xsd:string
Type rdf:type http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#type
Data set http://purl.org/linked-data/cube#DataSet
Dataset http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#Dataset
http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#LinkedDataset
In Graph http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/literacy-and-numeracy
Structure qb:structure http://purl.org/linked-data/cube#structure
http://statistics.gov.scot/data/structure/literacy-and-numeracy http://statistics.gov.scot/data/structure/literacy-and-numeracy
Type rdf:type http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#type
Data set http://purl.org/linked-data/cube#DataSet
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