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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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Attainment trends in primary grammar, punctuation and spelling, reading and maths

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Further Analysis

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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The effects of age, gender and school type on primary maths and reading attainment

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