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National reading and numeracy test results

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  • Release date: 25 August 2016
  • Period covered: 2016
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

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.
  • In the English reading tests, Swansea’s average progress measure has increased the most from 2013 to 2016. Isle of Anglesey has decreased the most.
  • In the procedural tests, Swansea’s average progress measure has increased the most from 2013 to 2016. Isle of Anglesey has decreased the most.
  • In the Welsh reading tests, Newport’s average progress measure has increased the most from 2013 to 2016.  Blaenau Gwent has decreased the most.
  • In the reasoning tests, Rhondda Cynon Taf’s average progress measure has increased the most from 2014 to 2016. Isle of Anglesey’s has decreased the most.

Contact

Statisician
Tel: 029 2037 0511
Email: school.stats@wales.gsi.gov.uk

Media
Tel: 029 2089 8099

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