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2021 white paper: effects of educational disruption on primary school attainment in summer 2021

An analysis of attainment in reading, maths and grammar, punctuation and spelling in mainstream state schools in England. This study looks at the impact on performance of deprivation levels, location, subject and year group.

Key findings include:

- Reading attainment close to prior cohort for Years 2 to 6 by the end of the academic year

- In maths and GPS the gaps in attainment for most year groups were smaller at the end of the summer term

- Years 1 and 2 showed the largest drops in attainment

- The gap in average attainment between those eligible for Pupil Premium and their peers continued to grow

- Had the National Tests been held this year it is likely only reading would have had a similar number of pupils reaching the expected standard

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2021 white paper: effects of educational disruption on primary school attainment in summer 2021

2021 white paper: The impact of school closures on spring 2021 attainment

Mainstream state schools in England show declines in attainment across all years in reading, maths and grammar, punctuation and spelling (GPS). By the end of spring 2021, year-on-year declines in attainment are higher than those previously seen at the end of autumn 2020.

Key findings include:

- Substantial drops in attainment between spring 2020 and 2021 across all subjects and year groups

- GPS and maths showed the largest declines, with an average of three months' progress across all year groups

- Years 1 and 2 showed bigger reductions in attainment than older year groups

- Children attending schools in more deprived areas showed greater declines in attainment than their peers

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2021 white paper: The impact of school closures on spring 2021 attainment

2021 white paper: The impact of school closures on autumn 2020 attainment

Mainstream state schools show measurable declines in attainment between 2019 and 2020 across all years in reading, maths and GPS. This study looks at the impact on performance of deprivation, location, subject and year group.

Key findings include: 

- Primary pupils in England are more than 1 month behind in reading and maths and 2 months behind in GPS

- Pupil premium eligible children are now 6 months behind their peers

- High economic deprivation primary schools have been affected twice as badly

- Younger years have been impacted more than older age groups

- Scores have dropped most steeply for schools in the midlands and north

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2021 white paper: The impact of school closures on autumn 2020 attainment

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

Explore more trends from the 2019 research with these interactive graphs, split by subject, topic and year group

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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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