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2020 white paper. The impact of lockdown on children's education: a nationwide analysis

Mainstream state schools show substantial reductions in attainment between 2019 and 2020 and not all pupils appear to have been affected equally. This study looks at the impact of deprivation levels, location, subject and year group on performance. 

Key findings include: 

- Younger year groups show bigger reductions in attainment than older year groups

- Children eligible for the Pupil Premium show larger average declines than those who are not

- Schools with higher levels of deprivation, situated in urban areas or located in the north or midlands, show greater declines

- Differences were seen between topics within the same subject

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2020 white paper. The impact of lockdown on children's education: a nationwide analysis

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2019 white paper: Attainment trends in primary grammar, punctuation and spelling, reading and maths

Research into more than three million test results in grammar, punctuation and spelling, reading and maths has revealed differences in performance by age, gender, season of birth and background:

- Punctuation becomes increasingly tricky for boys

- Girls outperform boys in all areas of reading

- Boys steadily overtake girls in maths

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2019 white paper: Attainment trends in primary grammar, punctuation and spelling, reading and maths

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2018 white paper: The effects of age, gender and school type on primary maths and reading attainment

A substantial proportion of primary schools in England are now using the PUMA (Progress in Understanding Mathematics Assessment) and PiRA (Progress in Reading Assessment) tests and entering test results into MARK (My Assessment and Reporting Kit), a free online marksheet and reporting service for customers of the tests.

RS Assessment from Hodder Education have worked with SchoolDash to provide high-level analysis of over one and a half million anonymous termly standardised test results from the MARK database, which is summarised in this paper.

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2018 white paper: The effects of age, gender and school type on primary maths and reading attainment

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