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Primary Education: Standards

Volume 464: debated on Monday 15 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of pupils attained (a) level 2 or above, (b) level 2A or above and (c) level 3 or above in the key stage 1 assessments in (i) mathematics, (ii) reading and (iii) writing in each year between 1995 and 2007. (155591)

The information is shown in the following table.

National curriculum : key stage 1: pupil achievements in key stage 1 all schools: England, 1995 to 20071

Number of pupils achieving

Percentage of pupils achieving

Level 2 or above

Level 2A or above

Level 3 or above

Level 2 or above

Level 2A or above

Level 3 or above

Reading

1995

466,500

199,600

78

33

1996

464,600

176,600

78

30

1997

489,500

160,300

80

26

1998

500,800

265,700

163,600

80

42

26

1999

513,000

282,500

184,300

82

45

29

2000

504,600

282,500

168,900

83

47

28

2001

505,700

289,800

174,400

84

48

29

2002

495,700

285,700

177,200

84

49

30

2003

487,900

281,400

162,200

84

49

28

20042

499,100

293,700

168,000

85

50

29

20053

484,800

282,200

153,500

85

50

27

2006

474,500

273,900

143,800

84

49

26

20074

457,900

270,800

141,200

84

50

26

Writing

1995

477,300

88,200

80

15

1996

474,600

36,700

79

6

1997

490,200

36,900

80

6

1998

507,800

139,300

45,200

81

22

7

1999

519,600

156,200

51,000

83

25

8

2000

511,000

163,200

53,400

84

27

9

2001

515,800

170,600

57,100

86

28

9

2002

506,100

170,800

55,800

86

29

9

2003

471,000

217,000

93,400

81

37

16

20042

480,900

217,000

93,500

82

37

16

20053

469,200

201,600

85,800

82

35

15

2006

457,300

192,400

78,300

81

34

14

20074

439,000

176,200

68,900

80

32

13

Mathematics

1995

470,700

116,200

79

19

1996

491,500

114,300

82

19

1997

512,700

124,400

84

20

1998

529,000

233,700

118,400

84

37

19

1999

544,000

261,400

134,000

87

42

21

2000

542,900

303,700

153,000

90

50

25

2001

546,100

307,000

166,700

91

51

28

2002

531,900

332,400

184,200

90

56

31

2003

523,300

313,400

169,400

90

54

29

20042

531,500

311,800

165,700

90

53

28

20053

518,000

285,200

130,400

91

50

23

2006

507,300

274,500

120,400

90

49

21

20074

491,400

270,300

120,400

90

49

22

1 Numbers rounded to the nearest 100, percentages to 0 decimal places.

2 The figures for 2004 are derived from combining task/test results for non trial schools and teacher assessment results for trial schools.

3 Due to a change in policy the figures for 2005 onwards are taken from teacher assessment results.

4 The 2007 analysis is taken from provisional data.

Note:

Fine grading at level 2 did exist in 1995, 1996 and 1997 but these data are not easily assessable.