HC Deb 11 March 1997 vol 292 c162W
Mr. Flynn

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what plans her Department has to investigate claims that school league tables are misleading indicators of educational achievement; and if she will make a statement. [19880]

Mrs. Gillan

My right hon. Friend consults each year on the indicators to be included in school performance tables. The School Curriculum and Assessment Authority has confirmed that key stage 2 data are appropriate for use in tables, and a large scale independent evaluation by the University of Bath reported general satisfaction with the 1995–96 testing arrangements.