The report presents analysis of the age-standardised scores achieved in the English and Welsh versions of the National Reading and Numeracy Tests for 2019.

Key points

Gender difference in mean 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 reasoning test in most national curriculum year groups. The only exception was the Year 7 test.

Transition to online assessment for reading and numeracy

Online personalised assessments are replacing the current paper-based national tests for all learners in Years 2 to 9 over a three-year period. In 2019, pupils took a new online personalised assessment for Procedural Numeracy instead of a paper-based test. This report presents results for the paper-based tests only.

Due to the transition to online assessment, the statistical reports for 2019 tests will be the last to be produced (see 'future plans' within the report).

Reports

National reading and numeracy test results, 2019
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Notes and key quality information, 2019
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Data

Datasets and interactive tools

National reading and numeracy test results, 2019: tables
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Contact

Geraint Turner

Tel: 0300 025 3753

Media

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