New key stage 2 assessments in 2016
In 2016, the new more challenging national curriculum, which was introduced in 2014, was assessed by new tests and interim frameworks for teacher assessment. Results are no longer reported as levels: each pupil receives their test results as a scaled score and teacher assessments based on the standards in the interim framework. This dataset presents attainment in these assessments.
Because of these changes, figures for 2016 are not comparable to those for earlier years. The expectations for pupils at the end of key stage 2 have been raised. Given the differences from previous years to the curriculum and assessments, levels are not comparable with scaled scores or teacher assessment outcomes.
For more details see https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-key-stage-2
Includes attainment by Free School Meal eligibility
The expected standard in reading and mathematics is a scaled score of 100 or above. The expected standard in writing is a teacher assessment of 'working at the expected standard' (EXS) or 'working at greater depth within the expected standard' (GDS).
A higher standard is a scaled score of 110 or more in reading and mathematics and pupils assessed as working at greater depth within the expected standard (GDS) in writing.
The expected standard in a test is a scaled score of 100 or above.
A high score is a score of 110 or above.
The average scaled score is calculated as the mean scaled score of all eligible pupils who were given a scaled score. Pupils not taking the test and those who took the test but were not given a scaled score are excluded.
In the teacher assessments, the expected standard includes those working at the expected standard and those working at greater depth within the expected standard.