The evolution of cognitive skills during childhood across the UK
Think tank: Education Policy Institute
Author(s): Luke Sibieta; Joshua Fullard
July 9, 2021
This report from UK think tank the Education Policy Institute looks at the educational outcomes of pupils in England, Scotland, Wales and NI since devolution.
This report, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, provides new insights into the educational outcomes of pupils in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland since devolution. The study, which draws on the detailed Millennium Cohort Study of children born around 2000 and compares outcomes in reading, vocabulary, language and maths, finds that pupils in Wales perform much closer to those in England than has been previously reported in international PISA results, where Wales trailed England significantly.