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National curriculum assessments: key stage 2, 2013 (provisional)
Provisional information on the 2013 national curriculum assessments at key stage 2 in England.
This Statistical First Release (SFR) provides provisional 2013 key stage 2 national curriculum assessment results for pupils in schools in England at national, regional and local authority level.
It also provides provisional figures on expected progress between key stage 1 (typically age 7) and key stage 2 (typically age 11). It includes results from the key stage 2 tests in reading, mathematics and grammar, punctuation and spelling and also on key stage 2 teacher assessments in English, mathematics, science, reading and writing.
76% of pupils achieved level 4 or above in all of reading, writing and mathematics compared to 75% in 2012. Figures for the percentage of pupils achieving a ‘good’ level 4 or above have been published for the first time in 2013. These show that 63% of pupils achieved this standard in both reading and mathematics while also getting level 4 or above in the writing teacher assessment. 66% of girls achieved this standard compared to 61% of boys.
The percentage of pupils achieving level 4 or above in the new grammar, punctuation and spelling test was 74%. Girls performed better than boys in this new test - 79% of girls achieved level 4 or above compared to 69% of boys.
The percentage of pupils achieving level 4 or above, in the reading test decreased by 1 percentage point to 86%.
The percentage of pupils achieving level 4 or above in the mathematics test increased by 1 percentage point to 85%.
The percentage of pupils achieving level 4 or above in the writing teacher assessment increased by 2 percentage points to 83%.
The local authority and regional tables were updated on 27 September 2013 in order to correct 2012 figures in table 13 for most local authorities within Inner London, Outer London, South East and South West regions. Figures for local authorities in other regions were not affected
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