2018 National curriculum assessments at KS2

On 4th September 2018, the DfE published provisional attainment statistics for the 2018 KS2 national curriculum assessments.

Summary of the 2018 KS2 national curriculum assessments:

  • This year, 64% of pupils reached the expected standard in reading, writing and maths, compared to 61% in 2017.
  • Attainment at the expected standard has increased across all subjects.
    • 75% of pupils reached the expected standard in reading.
    • 76% of pupils reached the expected standard in maths.
    • 78% of pupils reached the expected standard in grammar, punctuation and spelling.
  • The threshold for higher standard remains at 110.
  • 10% of pupils reached the higher standard┬áin reading, writing and maths, compared to 9% in 2017 and 5% in 2016.
  • The gender gap in attainment remains consistent with previous years, as girls continue to outperform boys.
  • Attainment increased for both genders by 3 percentage points, with 68% of girls and 60% of boys reaching the expected standard in reading, writing and maths this year.
Percentage reaching the expected standard by gender Boys Girls Difference
Reading, writing and maths 60% 68% +8pp
Reading test 71% 79% +8pp
Maths test 75% 76% +1pp
GPS test 73% 82% +9pp
Writing TA 72% 84% +12pp

All statistics taken from the DfE

Read the full DfE report here.

Tags

DfE, english, grammar, ks2, maths, national curriculum, spelling

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