The pass rate for pupils sitting exams in Scotland has dropped from the levels seen in the two years when they were affected by Covid pandemic measures.
At Higher level, the number of pupils getting an A to C pass was 78.9%, down from 87.3% last year.
This was higher than the rate of 74.8% in 2019, the last year in which formal exams were sat across the country.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-62463451?at_custom2=twitter&at_campaign=64&at_custom1=%5Bpost+type%5D&at_medium=custom7&at_custom4=9399CA90-17C1-11ED-B247-9DD92052A482&at_custom3=%40BBCScotlandNews
Even a complete eejit knows you cannot compare exam pass rates with a different assessment strategy not involving formal exams.
So, the statistically meaningful fact here is the 4.1% increase in the pass rate from 2019 to 2022.
Only in the second-last paragraph do we read:
It also makes if difficult to compare grades year-on-year
If BBC Scotland wasn’t so determined to get a bad headline, they’d have a wee go at professional journalism.