Academic Year 2021/22

Key stage 2 attainment: National headlines

Data guidance

Published

Description

This file contains key stage 2 national level data on the percentage of pupils meeting the expected standard in: 

  • reading, writing and maths
  • reading test
  • maths test 
  • grammar, punctuation and spelling (GPS) test 
  • writing teacher assessment
  • science teacher assessment.

It also includes national average scaled scores for reading, maths, and grammar, punctuation and spelling (GPS).

The publication methodology, linked to at the bottom of the publication, should be referenced alongside this data. It provides information on the data sources, their coverage and quality, as well as explaining methodology used in producing the data. 

Coverage

This publication provides information on assessment outcomes in state-funded primary schools.  

File formats and conventions

This dataset has been rounded to 0 decimal places. 

Data files

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Key stage 2 national level data

Filename
interim_national_figures_2016_2022_.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2015/16 to 2021/22
Content

This file contains national level data on the percentage of pupils meeting the expected standard in key stage 2 assessments in England. 

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
avg_gpsscoreGrammar, punctuation and spelling test
avg_matscoreMaths test
avg_readscoreReading test
pt_gps_expGrammar, punctuation and spelling
pt_mat_expMaths
pt_read_expReading
pt_rwm_expReading, writing and maths
pt_scita_expScience
pt_writta_expWriting
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.