The latest national statistics on National Curriculum Assessments at Key Stage 1 in England produced by the Department for Education were released on 29 September 2011 according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.
This Statistical First Release (SFR) provides information on the achievements of eligible pupils (typically 7 year olds) in the 2011 National Curriculum assessments at Key Stage 1 (KS1). The Key Stage 1 statistics published in this SFR are produced from data provided to the Department by local authorities in August 2011. The figures in this SFR are based on this provisional 2011 data.
This Release will also include information on attainment for Key Stage 1 teacher assessments by different pupil characteristics, specifically gender, ethnicity, English as a first language, eligibility for free school meals (FSM) and special educational needs (SEN).
National Curriculum assessment provides a measurement of achievement against the precise attainment targets of the National Curriculum rather than any generalised concept of ability in any of the subject areas. The National Curriculum standards have been designed so that most pupils will progress by approximately one level every two years. This means that by the end of KS1 pupils are expected to achieve Level 2.
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