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Education: Standards

Volume 459: debated on Tuesday 1 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 28 March 2007, Official Report, column 1542W on education: standards, how many maintained mainstream schools there were where (a) more than 20 per cent., (b) more than one third and (c) more than 40 per cent. of 14-year old pupils attained a lower or the same level in Key Stage 3 (i) tests and (ii) teacher assessments in 2006 than they had attained at Key Stage 2. (132128)

The information requested is summarised in the following table.

Number of schools

National Curriculum test

More than 20 per cent. of pupils at the same or lower level in KS3 compared to KS2

More than 33 per cent. of pupils at the same or lower level in KS3 compared to KS2

More than 40 per cent. of pupils at the same or lower level in KS3 compared to KS2

English

729

145

49

Maths

48

0

0

Science

1,849

788

385

The DFES and NAA are currently validating teacher assessment data submitted by schools for KS3 in 2006. As a result of this ongoing work, teacher assessment data for 2006 have not yet been published.

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 28 March 2007, Official Report, column 1541W, on education: standards, how many and what proportion of pupils who attained level five or below in the key stage three (a) teacher assessments and (b) tests in (i) English, (ii) mathematics and (iii) science had attained level five or above at key stage two in each of the last five years. (132129)

The information requested is summarised in the following table.

Number of pupils at Level 5 or below at KS3 who attained Level 5 or above at KS21,2

English

Maths

Science

National Curriculum test

Teacher assessment

National Curriculum test

Teacher assessment

National Curriculum test

Teacher assessment

No.

%

No.

%

No.

%

No.

%

No.

%

No.

%

2006

27,700

7.2

3

2,500

1.0

45,300

13.3

2005

31,000

8.5

24,900

6.8

3,400

1.3

6,400

2.3

52,100

14.5

40,000

11.3

2004

32,300

8.8

25,000

6.8

3,100

1.2

6,700

2.4

49,900

13.6

35,200

10.2

2003

30,600

8.8

23,400

6.1

3,500

1.3

6,700

2.2

38,300

11.8

34,600

9.6

2002

22,400

6.1

18,500

5.0

4,600

1.6

6,900

2.2

35,100

9.7

25,800

7.2

1 'Level 5 or below' is defined according to National Curriculum test/teacher assessment level. The levels are B (working below the level of the test), N (not awarded a test level) and 2-8 for National Curriculum tests, and W (working towards Level 1) and 1-8 for teacher assessments. Pupils absent or unable to access the tests at either KS2 or KS3 are not included.

2 Percentages are expressed as a proportion of all pupils at Level 5 or below at KS3.

3 The DFES and NAA are currently validating teacher assessment data submitted by schools for KS3 in 2006. As a result of this ongoing work, teacher assessment data for 2006 have not yet been published.

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 28 March 2007, Official Report, column 1541W, on education: standards, how many and what proportion of pupils who attained level four or below in the key stage three (a) teacher assessments and (b) tests in (i) English, (ii) mathematics and (iii) science had attained level five or above at key stage two in each of the last five years. (132130)

The information requested is summarised in the following table.

Number of pupils at Level 4 or below at KS3 who attained Level 5 or above at KS21,2

English

Maths

Science

National Curriculum test

Teacher assessment

National Curriculum test

Teacher assessment

National Curriculum test

Teacher assessment

No.

%

No.

%

No.

No.

%

No.

%

No.

%

2006

810

0.5

3

280

0.2

4,400

2.9

2005

880

0.7

1,600

1.1

440

0.3

590

0.5

5,500

3.4

4,300

2.8

2004

1,300

0.9

1,700

1.0

400

0.3

640

0.5

7,800

4.4

4,300

2.8

2003

1,300

0.9

1,600

0.9

420

0.3

590

0.4

5,400

3.7

4,100

2.5

2002

1,400

0.9

1,400

0.8

560

0.3

600

0.4

3,900

2.4

3,000

1.8

1 ‘Level 4 or below’ is defined according to National Curriculum test/teacher assessment level. The levels are B (working below the level of the test), N (not awarded a test level) and 2-8 for National Curriculum tests, and W (working towards Level 1) and 1-8 for teacher assessments. Pupils absent or unable to access the tests at either KS2 or KS3 are not included.

2 Percentages are expressed as a proportion of all pupils at Level 4 or below at KS3.

3 The DFES and NAA are currently validating teacher assessment data submitted by schools for KS3 in 2006. As a result of this ongoing work, teacher assessment data for 2006 have not yet been published.