KS2 test results – my early thoughts

Ignore all this: national data is now available here:



Here are my thoughts at 10.30am…

Individual Subjects

We don’t have the national picture yet, but based on a sample of 900 schools (usual caveat here – it’s not a representative sample, will contain errors, can’t be trusted, etc., etc.) average percentage of pupils achieving the Expected Standard or higher is looking like:

  • Reading: 65%
  • Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling: 73%
  • Mathematics: 72%

You can submit your own results into the mix here: http://goo.gl/forms/fmuCRuj5jyS91ost1

Reading seems hardest hit. From the 900 schools, average drop is 22 percentage points. This compares to 15 point drop in Maths, and just 8-9 point drop in GPS.

Floor Standard

When it comes to the combined RWM floor standard, based on a quick survey with only 200 responses (further caveats: tiny unrepresentative sample here), only around 1/3 of schools reach the 65% Combined attainment target.

You can submit your own combined RWM figure here: http://goo.gl/forms/SqUUWx9ftIDm5ERW2

Teacher Assessment

Again, no national data available yet, but a Local Authority source shared partial data collection (around half of schools nationally) which suggested that Writing could be at around 74-75% at the Expected Standard.

Could it really be the case that Writing will leap from being lowest to highest attainment this year?




2 thoughts on “KS2 test results – my early thoughts

  1. PS 5 July 2016 at 11:04 am Reply

    Thank you for sharing. This has lifted a weight of my shoulders.

  2. Elastictrickery 5 July 2016 at 11:35 am Reply

    That writing assessment is going to be hugely divisive.

    Whilst our Reading and Maths scores are very positive, especially in light of the data collected here – and we have 100% in SpaG – based on every dialogue we had within our cluster of schools and with our Local Authority, we were, frankly, brutal in our writing assessments and as a result only have a ‘pass rate’ of 36% for that aspect.

    So much for telling kids that honesty is the best policy…

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