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Standard Assessment Tasks

Volume 460: debated on Wednesday 9 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the average Standard Assessment Test (SAT) results were at key stages (a) one, (b) two and (c) three for (i) mathematics, (ii) English and (iii) science in each year since the introduction of SAT. (133450)

Information on the proportion of pupils achieving the expected level at the end of each Key Stage is shown as follows:

Key Stage 1: Percentage of pupils in all schools in England achieving Level 2 or above, 1995 to 2006

Mathematics

Reading

Writing

Spelling

1995

79

78

80

1996

82

78

79

1997

84

80

80

62

1998

84

80

81

66

1999

87

82

83

71

2000

90

83

84

72

2001

91

84

86

75

2002

90

84

86

78

2003

90

84

81

2004

90

85

82

2005

91

85

82

2006

90

84

81

Notes:

1. 2006 figures are provisional. Figures for all other years are based on final data.

2. The spelling test was only taken between 1997 to 2002

3. For Key Stage 1 a new method of assessment, where only teacher assessments (TA) were reported, was trialled in some LAs in 2004 and fully rolled out in 2005. As a result figures for 1995-2003 are based on test/task results, 2004 figures are calculated using a combination of TA results for trial schools and test/task results for non-trial schools, 2005-06 figures are based on teacher assessment results. Hence data shown in the table for results from 2004 onwards are not directly comparable with those prior to 2004, and care is needed in interpreting trends in the data.

Key Stage 2: Percentage of pupils in all schools in England achieving Level 4 or above, 1995 to 2006

English

Mathematics

Science

1995

49

45

70

1996

57

54

62

1997

63

62

69

1998

65

59

69

1999

71

69

78

2000

75

72

85

2001

75

71

87

2002

75

73

86

2003

75

73

87

2004

78

74

86

2005

79

75

86

2006

79

76

87

Note:

2006 figures are revised. Figures for all other years are based on final data.

Key Stage 3: Percentage of pupils in all schools in England achieving Level 5 or above, 1995 to 2006

English

Mathematics

Science

1995

55

58

56

1996

57

57

57

1997

57

60

60

1998

65

59

56

1999

64

62

55

2000

64

65

59

2001

65

66

66

2002

67

67

67

2003

69

71

68

2004

71

73

66

2005

74

74

70

2006

73

77

72

Note:

2006 figures are revised. Figures for all other years are based on final data.