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National reading and numeracy test results

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  • Release date: 23 August 2017
  • Period covered: 2017
An annual report which includes data on age standardised scores and progress measures by gender and local authority.
This report provides information on pupils in National Curriculum Year 2 to 9 at Wales and local authority (LA) level. It displays the standardised scores achieved in the English and Welsh versions of the National Reading and Numeracy Tests. It presents analysis of age-standardised scores and progress measures.

The progress measures can be used to compare relative progress made by pupils within year group and across LAs.

Key points

Gender difference in age-standardised score

The difference in the mean age-standardised score for boys and girls shows that:

  • girls out performed boys in the reading tests in all national curriculum year groups
  • boys out performed girls in the numeracy tests in most national curriculum year groups.

Local authority differences in age-standardised scores

  • In both the reading tests, Monmouthshire had the highest average age-standardised score whilst Blaenau Gwent had the lowest.
  • In both the numeracy tests, Vale of Glamorgan had the highest average age-standardised score whilst Blaenau Gwent had the lowest.

Local authority differences in progress measure

  • In both the reading tests, Monmouthshire had the highest average relative progress measure whilst Blaenau Gwent had the lowest.
  • In both the numeracy tests, Vale of Glamorgan had the highest average relative progress measure whilst Blaenau Gwent had the lowest.

Contact

Statisician
Tel: 0300 025 3753
Email: school.stats@gov.wales

Media
Tel: 0300 025 8099

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