Monday, 30 July 2007

SATs Targets reached five years late!

The Independent reports that primary schools will reach an important target for national curriculum tests for 11-year-olds this summer - five years after the original deadline for attaining it. The percentyage of children reaching the required standard in both maths and English tests will rise by between 1 and 1.5% this year. This would mean that for the first time 80% were reaching the required standard in English and 77% in Maths. The targets set for 2002 were 80% for English and 75% in Maths. As these targets were not reached that year Education Secretary Estelle Morris resigned!

Whilst this news is fantastic, results still fall short of the aspirational 85% set in 2006!

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