Action packed August Bank Holiday
The waters of Cardiff bay will be full of action this weekend as the last summer bank holiday gets underway with the P1 Welsh Grand Prix of the Sea.
- Secondary School attendance levels at record high
- £5.7m Welsh Government investment into clinical research and development
- Action packed August Bank Holiday
- Review of the Water Resources (Control of Pollution) (Silage, Slurry and Agricultural Fuel Oil) (Wales) Regulations 2010
- Charging guidance to Ofwat (the economic regulator of the water sector)
- Food Hygiene Rating (Promotion of Food Hygiene Ratings)(Wales) Regulations
- The development of an energy efficiency strategy for Wales
- Welsh Government action plan to further equality for transgender people
- Secondary legislation for development management
Section highlightThe Planning (Wales) Act 2015
The act puts in place delivery structures, processes and procedures to make Wales’ planning system fit for the 21st century.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
Section highlightTaxes in Wales
The devolution of some taxes to Wales from April 2018 provides us with the opportunity to reshape those taxes to better meet our circumstances and priorities.
1st Supplementary Budget 2015-16 »
The 1st supplementary budget proposes a number of changes to the final budget for 2015-16, which was published in December 2014.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
National reading and numeracy test results
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.
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.
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