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School League Tables

Volume 407: debated on Wednesday 18 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the total cost was of producing and publishing the most recent (a) primary school performance tables of achievements in Key Stage 2 tests, (b) secondary school performance tables of achievements in Key Stage 3 tests, (c) secondary school performance tables of achievements in GCSE examinations and vocational qualifications, (d) school and college performance tables of achievements in A/AS examinations and vocational qualifications, (e) pilot tables testing the calculation and presentation of a Key Stage 2-GCSE/GNVQ value added measure and (f) pilot tables testing the reporting of achievements in all approved qualifications at age 16. [117849]

The cost of producing the most recent (2002) school and college performance data is as follows:2. The data for the primary tables were checked and compiled by the Department then published by LEAs on 5 December 2002. The Department makes the data available on their website but hard copies of the booklets are available from individual LEAs. 3. The Department published the 2002 secondary school performance tables on 23 January 2003 and the 2002 post 16 tables on 3 April 2003. Distribution costs have been radically reduced since 2001 with the introduction of print on demand. We no longer print and distribute bulk copies but still ensure all schools and local libraries receive one copy of the tables for information purposes.