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Interim key stage two national attainment data published

The Department for Education has published interim 2017 KS2 national attainment figures (available here).

Key findings: 
  • 61 per cent of pupils reached the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics in 2017 compared with 53 per cent in 2016
  • Attainment at the expected standard in the reading test increased from 2016 by five percentage points to 71 per cent. Attainment at the expected standard is lowest in reading, as it was last year
  • In mathematics, the proportion of pupils reaching the expected standard is 75 per cent (up by 5 percentage points)
  • Attainment at the expected standard in grammar, punctuation and spelling (GPS) is 77 per cent compared with 73 per cent in 2016. Attainment in GPS is the highest of all test subjects (in 2016, attainment in writing was the highest.)
  • The proportion reaching the expected standard in the writing teacher assessment (TA) is 76 per cent compared with 74 per cent in 2016
  • Scaled scores: the average scaled scores also show that on average performance has increased across all subjects from 2016. The average scaled score in grammar, punctuation and spelling is higher than in the other subjects.
04/07/2017