The performance of Scottish pupils in mathematics and science declined markedly between 2006 and 2018, while results in reading remained roughly the same, a report has found.

The analysis of the nation’s results in Pisa tests, which are viewed as an international benchmark, concluded that “something, somewhere is going wrong in Scottish education”.

The study was carried out by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), one of the UK’s most respected think-tanks, ahead of the latest Pisa results being published next month.

The Pisa tests are compiled by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) every three years, tracking standards of reading, maths and science among 15-year-olds.

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