Education data available within the Scottish Longitudinal Study

Raab, G. (2013) SLS Technical Working Paper 6. Longitudinal Studies Centre Scotland: Edinburgh/St Andrews, 10 September 2013. [SLS]

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Abstract:

This document summarises the education data for school years 2007 to 2010 made available to the Scottish Longitudinal Study (SLS) from ScotXed. Such data consist of records from the School Census carried out in September of every year, attendance data obtained at the start of the following year and attainment data from the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) for qualifications obtained during the year. Linkage rates from the School Census to the SLS and from the SLS to the School Census are calculated. Recommendations are made to attempt to improve the scope and quality of the data for this and subsequent years.

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