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SATs Results

Volume 450: debated on Monday 23 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many and what percentage of primary school children have obtained basic (a) literacy and (b) numeracy skills in each year since the introduction of SATs. (93759)

The number and proportion of pupils achieving level 4 (the target level) or above in the key stage 2 national curriculum tests in each year since 1995 are shown in the following table.

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Number of pupils achieving level 4 or above1 (Thousand)

Percentage of pupils achieving level 4 or above2

Number of pupils achieving level 4 or above1 (Thousand)

Percentage of pupils achieving level 4 or above2

1995

242.9

49

210.0

45

1996

306.5

57

291.5

54

1997

373.4

63

366.0

62

1998

394.3

65

356.9

59

1999

443.4

71

434.0

69

2000

466.4

75

446.5

72

2001

474.9

75

447.0

71

2002

478.5

75

469.0

73

2003

479.5

75

462.1

73

2004

474.8

78

453.4

74

2005

481.3

79

457.8

75

20063

470.1

79

450.2

76

1 Figures are for England only, and are expressed in thousands rounded to the nearest hundred. 2 The denominator for the calculation of the percentage of pupils achieving the expected level in each subject is all pupils eligible for the test in that subject. This includes pupils who were absent from the test, working below the level of the test or disapplied from/unable to access the test. Eligible pupils in independent schools who opted to participate in the tests are also included. 3 2006 figures are provisional. Revised figures will be published in December 2006. Figures for all other years are based on final data.