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Schools fail to challenge pupils- Sunday Times

Data obtained by the think-tank Reform Scotland showed that pupils in England, who lagged behind Scotland in 1998, are now ahead. In addition, the latest Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study found English pupils are scoring higher than Scots and the gap has widened between 1995 and 2007.

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SNP is dancing to the same old tune- Scotsman

Several reports have appeared suggesting standards in Scotland’s education system are falling compared with England. Data at Reform Scotland, a think tank, showed that pupils in England, who lagged behind Scotland in 1998, have moved ahead, with the proportion achieving the equivalent five good grades rising from 36% to 48%.

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A week in education- TESS

Scottish schools are falling further behind levels of attainment in England, according to figures from the Reform Scotland think tank. England overtook Scotland in 2007 and the margin has increased this year, based on the number of pupils achieving five good grades by the end of compulsory education.

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