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English: Assessments

Volume 471: debated on Tuesday 29 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will publish the findings of the pilot stage tests in English and mathematics taken by 40,000 pupils in December 2007. (182455)

[holding answer 28 January 2008]: In December 2007, 22,543 pupils took a total of 42,833 tests in the first round of single level tests as part of the Making Good Progress pilot. As this is the first pilot of a new assessment instrument, the National Assessment Agency is reviewing the outcomes from those tests before we release them to the individual schools which participated. We expect to publish overall results as part of PricewaterhouseCoopers' independent evaluation of the first year of the pilot.