On 14th December, the DfE released the revised results of the KS2 national curriculum assessments, and a summary of school level results.
Summary of 2017 KS2 national curriculum assessments
- This year, 61% of pupils reached the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics, compared to 53% in 2016, an increase of 8 percentage points.
- Over half of schools (57%) have attainment proportions of at least the national average.
- At the higher standard, 9% reached the higher standard in reading, writing and mathematics in 2017, compared to 5% in 2016.
- In 2017, 65% of girls achieved the expected standard in all of reading, writing and mathematics compared to 57% of boys.
- There are fewer schools below the floor standard in 2017. 511 schools are below the floor standard (4% of state funded, mainstream schools), compared to 665 school (5%) in 2016.
- More schools fell within the coasting definition this year – 524 schools (4%) which is a 10 percent increase on 477 schools (3%) defined as coasting in 2016.