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National Curriculum Tests

Volume 507: debated on Monday 15 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of children achieved at least level 3 in each subject at Key Stage 1 in each year since such assessments were introduced. (317741)

[holding answer 22 February 2010]: The information is shown in the following tables.

Reading: Key Stage 1

Task/test and Teacher Assessment Results

% of students who achieved at or above the given level

No. of students achieving at or above the given level

Level 2

Level 2B3

Level 3

Level 2

Level 2B3

Level 3

1995

78

33

466,500

199,600

1996

78

30

464,600

176,600

1997

80

26

489,500

160,300

1998

80

62

26

500,800

389,000

163,600

1999

82

66

29

513,000

412,000

184,300

2000

83

68

28

504,600

409,200

168,900

2001

84

69

29

505,700

413,600

174,400

2002

84

69

30

495,700

405,000

177,200

2003

84

69

28

487,900

401,300

162,200

20042

85

71

29

499,100

415,700

168,000

2005

85

72

27

484,800

411,500

153,500

2006

84

71

26

474,500

400,600

143,900

2007

84

71

26

458,300

388,900

141,300

2008

84

71

25

450,600

382,800

135,900

2009 (provisional)

84

72

26

449,900

383,400

138,200

Writing: Key Stage 1

Task/test and Teacher Assessment Results

% of students who achieved at or above the given level

No. of students who achieved at or above the given level

Level 2

Level 2B3

Level 3

Level 2

Level 2B3

Level 3

1995

80

15

477,300

88,200

19961

79

6

474,600

36,700

1997

80

6

490,200

36,900

1998

81

48

7

507,800

304,000

45,200

1999

83

53

8

519,600

335,400

51,000

2000

84

57

9

511,000

341,900

53,400

2001

86

59

9

515,800

353,100

57,100

2002

86

60

9

506,100

351,200

55,800

2003

81

62

16

471,000

358,700

93,400

20042

82

62

16

480,900

362,900

93,500

2005

82

62

15

469,200

351,100

85,800

2006

81

60

14

457,300

339,100

78,300

2007

80

59

13

439,300

321,500

69,000

2008

80

58

12

429,800

314,000

65,300

2009 (provisional)

81

60

12

431,100

318,100

65,900

Mathematics: Key Stage 1

Task/test and Teacher Assessment Results

% of students who achieved at or above the given level

No. of students who achieved at or above the given level

Level 2

Level 2B3

Level 3

Level 2

Level 2B3

Level 3

1995

79

19

470,700

116,200

1996

82

19

491,500

114,300

1997

84

20

512,700

124,400

1998

84

61

19

529,000

382,500

118,400

1999

87

64

21

544,000

399,000

134,000

2000

90

73

25

542,900

440,800

153,000

2001

91

75

28

546,100

454,300

166,700

2002

90

76

31

531,900

445,100

184,200

2003

90

73

29

523,300

426,000

169,400

20042

90

75

28

531,500

443,600

165,700

2005

91

74

23

518,000

421,900

130,400

2006

90

73

21

507,300

410,600

120,400

2007

90

74

22

491,800

404,200

120,500

2008

90

74

21

481,500

395,600

114,400

2009 (provisional)

89

74

21

476,900

392,400

112,700

Science: Key Stage 1

Teacher Assessment Results

% of students who achieved at or above the given level

No. of Students who achieved at or above the given level

Level 2

Level 2B3

Level 3

Level 2

Level 2B3

Level 3

2005

90

25

510,500

142,400

2006

89

24

501,400

133,000

2007

89

23

486,100

125,200

2008

89

22

476,300

118,800

2009 (provisional)

89

22

473,800

116,700

1 The assessment of writing changed in 1996 and is not comparable to earlier years.

2 Figures prior to 2004 are based on task/test assessments. Figures for 2004 are based on a combination of task/test assessment in non-pilot schools and new post-2004 teacher assessment arrangements in pilot schools. Figures for 2005 onward are based on post-2004 teacher assessment arrangements. There were no test/task reporting arrangements for science, therefore data prior to 2005 are not available. Figures from 2004 onwards are not directly comparable with those prior to 2004, and care is needed in interpreting trends in the data.

3 Prior to 1998 data on sub-levels are not available. Science data is not reported at sub-level therefore figures for 2B are not available.

Notes:

1. All figures are based on final data, with the exception of 2009 which is based on provisional data.

2. Numbers are rounded to nearest 100.

3. Percentages are rounded to nearest percentage point.

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of children in receipt of free school meals achieved at least level (a) 2 and (b) 2b in each subject at Key Stage 1 in each year since the introduction of such assessments. (317745)

[holding answer 22 February 2010]: The requested information is given in the following table.

Percentage of pupils achieving each level in key stage 1 assessments by free school meals eligibility. Years: 2002 to 2009. Coverage: England

Percentage of pupils achieving:

No. of eligible pupils

Absent/ unable

Disapplied

Working towards level 1

1

2C

2B

2A

3

4

2+

Reading

2002

106,152

69

2003

102,793

69

2004

108,726

70

2005

101,276

0

0

8

22

18

24

17

11

0

70

2006

95,430

0

0

8

23

18

24

17

10

0

69

2007

94,221

0

0

8

24

17

23

18

11

0

69

2008

90,638

0

0

7

24

17

23

18

10

0

69

2009

92,439

0

0

6

23

17

24

18

11

0

71

Writing

2002 (Writing)

106,153

72

2002 (Spelling)

106,151

61

2003

102,794

64

2004

108,728

66

2005

101,285

0

0

11

22

26

23

12

5

0

66

2006

95,430

0

0

11

24

26

22

12

5

1

65

2007

94,221

0

0

11

26

26

22

11

4

0

63

2008

90,637

0

0

10

26

26

22

11

4

1

64

2009

92,437

0

0

8

26

26

24

12

4

0

66

Mathematics

2002

106,152

81

2003

102,794

80

2004

108,728

80

2005

101,301

0

0

5

13

25

26

21

10

0

81

2006

95,430

0

0

5

14

25

26

20

9

1

80

2007

94,221

0

0

5

15

23

26

21

9

0

80

2008

90,638

0

0

5

16

23

26

21

9

1

79

2009

92,455

0

0

4

16

23

28

20

9

0

80

Science

2005

101,306

0

3

18

68

11

0

78

2006

95,423

0

3

19

68

10

0

78

2007

94,218

0

3

19

68

9

0

77

2008

90,638

0

3

19

68

9

0

77

2009

92,425

0

3

19

69

9

0

78

1 Indicates figure suppressed due to small cohort size.

Notes:

1. Pupil level collection of FSM eligibility began with the 2002 School Census, therefore no data are available prior to 2002.

2. Figures prior to 2004 are based on tests, 2004 are based on a combination of test and teacher assessment, 2005 and later based on teacher assessment.

3. Science figures are unavailable prior to 2005 as science test results were not collected centrally.

4. In 2003 significant changes were introduced to the assessment of writing. A separate level for spelling was not reported separately, instead marks for spelling contributed to the pupils' writing level and there was a new mark scheme for the two writing tasks.

5. Level distributions prior to 2005 are not available.

6. Percentages rounded to nearest percentage point.

7. Data cover maintained schools only.