Data set from Key stage 2 attainment: National headlines

ks2_national_headline_figures_2016_2024

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This file contains national level data on the percentage of pupils meeting the expected standard and achieving the higher standard ("greater depth" in writing teacher assessment) in key stage 2 assessments in England.

Data set details

Theme
School and college outcomes and performance
Publication
Key stage 2 attainment: National headlines
Release type
Geographic levels
National
Indicators
  • Average scaled score in grammar, punctuation and spelling
  • Average scaled score in maths
  • Average scaled score in reading
Time period
2015/16 to 2023/24

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
time_periodtime_identifiergeographic_levelcountry_codecountry_nameschool_typeversionpt_rwm_exppt_read_exppt_gps_exppt_mat_exppt_writta_exppt_scita_exppt_rwm_highpt_read_highpt_gps_highpt_mat_highpt_writta_gdavg_readscoreavg_gpsscoreavg_matscore
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandAllSchoolsFinal536673707481519231715103104103
201617Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandAllSchoolsFinal617277757682925312318104106104
201718Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandAllSchoolsFinal6475787578821028342420105106104
201819Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandAllSchoolsFinal6573787978831127362720104106105
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandAllSchoolsFinalxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 14 variables
Variable nameVariable description
avg_gpsscoreAverage scaled score in grammar, punctuation and spelling
avg_matscoreAverage scaled score in maths
avg_readscoreAverage scaled score in reading
pt_gps_expPercentage meeting the expected standard in grammar, punctuation and spelling
pt_gps_highPercentage meeting the higher standard in grammar, punctuation and spelling

Footnotes

  1. Scaled scores range from 80 to 120. The average scaled score only includes pupils who took the test and achieved a scaled score.
  2. Includes pupils who reached the expected standard in all of reading, writing and maths. The expected standard in reading and maths is a scaled score of 100 or above. The expected standard in writing is a teacher assessment of 'working at the expected standard' or 'working at greater depth'.
  3. Attainment in science is not directly comparable to 2016, 2017 and 2018 because of changes to science teacher assessment frameworks in 2019.
  4. Attainment in writing is not directly comparable to 2016 and 2017 because of changes to writing teacher assessment frameworks in 2018.
  5. Includes all schools with pupils eligible for assessment at key stage 2. Participation by independent schools is voluntary, therefore figures include results from independent schools that chose to submit data and met the requirements for assessment and moderation.
  6. The expected standard in the reading, maths and grammar, punctuation and spelling tests is a scaled score of 100 or above. The expected standard in writing is a teacher assessment of 'working at the expected standard' or 'working at greater depth'. The expected standard in science is a teacher assessment of 'working at the expected standard'.
  7. Data is not available for 2020 and 2021 as assessments were cancelled in these years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  8. Attainment in all of reading, writing and maths is not directly comparable to 2016 and 2017 because of changes to writing teacher assessment frameworks in 2018.
  9. Figures for 2024 are based on provisional data. Figures for other years are based on final data.

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