HC Deb 11 March 1998 vol 308 c229W
Mr. Don Foster

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what is his Department's calculation of the proportion of all maintained primary schools with year 6 pupils first inspected by OFSTED in each school year from 1994–95 for which their rating on OFSTED' s scale 1 to 7 in inspectors' official judgment recording form subject reports given for their year 6 pupils' comparative standards of achievement at Key Stage 2 in at least one of English, maths and science in the year of inspection is different from that rating they are assigned when all those schools are ranked by the average of the National Curriculum levels attained by their pupils in their Key Stage 2 SAT tests in each of English, maths and science for the same school year of inspection, and when each of these rankings is then partitioned into seven equal groups of schools from the highest scoring group one to the lowest scoring group seven, and each school is then rated by its group number; and if he will list the average level attained per pupil by each such group stated to three decimal places. [28834]

Mr. Byers

This is a matter for HM Chief Inspector of Schools. I have asked him to write to the hon. Member and to place a copy of his letter in the library.