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Mamie Thu 20-Sep-12 12:36:45

This is from the DfE via the Press Association.
"The proportion of 11-year-olds in England reaching the standard expected of them in reading and maths has risen by 3% and 4% respectively, official figures showed today.
The percentage of pupils achieving the expected level, level 4 or above, in the national curriculum or Sats reading tests increased from 84% last year to 87% this year, the Department for Education (DfE) said.
The number reaching the same level in the maths test rose from 80% to 84%.
Arrangements for the writing test have changed this year, meaning it is not comparable to previous years, but the overall figure for those who have reached level 4 in English - reading and writing - is regarded as 85%, the DfE said."

And will Michael Gove be shouting it with joy from the rooftops? I doubt it.

vampirequeen Thu 20-Sep-12 19:47:53

But schools have to be seen as failing so that they can all become academies. A local secondary school in a very deprived area has increased it's A-C's from 31% to 45% in one year. A 14% rise. Did it get applauded? No OFSTED visited and condemned it as an inadequate school.