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National reading and numeracy test results

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  • Release date: 19 August 2015
  • Period covered: 2015
An annual report which includes data on age standardised scores and progress measures by gender and local authority.

This is the first year that progress measures have been calculated and can be used to compare relative progress made by pupils within year group and across LAs. The primary purpose of the underlying data is for diagnostic use by practitioners and to report to parents via pupil reports. The data should not be used to assess overall performance at National level.

Key points

National Reading Test

  • Girls performed better than boys in both versions of the National Reading Test with more girls than boys achieving a standardised score greater than 115 across all year groups. More boys than girls achieved a standardised score less than 85 in both versions of the National Reading Test.
  • The highest percentage of pupils achieving a standardised score greater than 115 was seen in Monmouthshire in both the English and Welsh version of the National Reading Test.
  • Monmouthshire had the highest mean progress measure for ‘all’ year groups in both the English and Welsh version of the National Reading Tests in 2015. Blaenau Gwent had the lowest mean progress measure for all year groups in both versions of the tests.

National Numeracy Test

  • More boys than girls achieved a standardised score greater than 115 in both the Procedural and Reasoning components of the National Numeracy Test, although more boys than girls also achieved a standardised score less than 85 in both component of the National Numeracy Test.
  • The highest percentage of pupils achieving a standardised score greater than 115 in the National Numeracy Procedural and Reasoning Tests was seen in The Vale of Glamorgan and Gwynedd respectively. The lowest percentage was seen in Blaenau Gwent in both components.
  • The Vale of Glamorgan had the highest mean progress measure when calculated for ‘all’ year groups in the procedural component of the numeracy tests in 2015. Gwynedd had the highest mean progress measure for ‘all’ year groups in the reasoning component of the numeracy tests in 2015.

Contact

Tel: 029 2082 5968
Email: school.stats@wales.gsi.gov.uk