England Primary Schools SATs reveal results lower than expected

Official figures for primary schools in England, released today, show dramatically different downward positions for thousand of primary schools and local authorities across the country in this year’s league tables due to the overhaul and rapid implementation of the 2016 SATs, which was plagued by early published papers and leaks in the spring.

Click here to see the full table, and attainment comparison to 2015 results, via this LA table compiled by The Guardian

Some main from the data reveals that 2016 results show:

  • 53% of pupils reached the expected standard and 5% achieved a high standard in reading, writing and mathematics.
  • 665 schools are below the new floor standards in 2016.
  • The gap for disadvantaged pupils appears to be falling.
  • Rural versus urban results contrast significantly (see images below).
  • As the data is non-comparable from previous years, it is difficult to see whether the government has met or failed its own targets.
  • Academy schools have performed slightly poorer than LA maintained schools.

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Images taken from the: National curriculum assessments at key stage 2 in England, 2016 (revised) pdf document (click here to view full report and data):

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