HL Deb 10 February 1998 vol 585 cc162-3WA
Baroness Blatch

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will publish a list for schools in England, derived from the results of National Curriculum tests for Key Stage 1 for 1997, showing for each school in each local authority the number of 7 year-old pupils obtaining Levels 3, 2A, 2B, 2C and 1, together with the number of pupils failing to achieve Level 1 for whatever reason and the average level attained per pupil for each of the tests for mathematics, reading, and writing, showing data separately for the reading task and reading comprehension test. [HL374]

Baroness Blackstone

My department collects and publishes annually national results for Key Stage 1 reading, writing and mathematics tests. The 1997 results were published on 25 September 1997. On 2 February 1998 we also published Key Stage 1 results for 1997 aggregated at local education authority (LEA) level. Copies of the national and LEA level Key Stage 1 results for 1997 have been placed in the Libraries. The Government have no current plans to publish school level results of National Curriculum assessments for Key Stage 1, but LEAs are free to do so if they wish and they have been encouraged to maximise the information they give locally.