Poms don’t mind league tables

Poms are loving the transparency that published league tables bring:

League tables?showing Key Stage 2 test results for 11-year-olds at nearly 16,000?primary schools?around England were published today by the Department for Education.

Pupils in their final year of primary school are assessed in English and maths, and are expected to reach a Level 4 standard in both. Attaining this level indicates that they can spell properly, start to use grammatically complex sentences and employ joined up handwriting in English, and are able to multiply and divide whole numbers by 10 or 100 and use simple fractions and percentages in maths.

The tables published in tomorrow’s?Daily Telegraph?newspaper will rank primary schools according to the amount of pupils attaining Level 4 or higher ? schools are expected to ensure 60 per cent of pupils achieve this standard in both English and maths.

But our unique online infographic (above) allow users to search interactively for specific schools across the country, and compare them according to a far wider range of criteria.

Users can begin searching by school name or postcode via the search box, or alternatively browse schools by region (Local Education Authority) by clicking on the map of England above.Schools may then be compared by size, percentage of students achieving Level 4 or higher in English, percentage achieving Level 4 or higher in maths, and overall average points score per pupil.Average points score is calculated by assigning each level a certain number of points ? Level 2 or below is 15, Level 3 is 21, Level 4 is 27, Level 5 is 33 and Level 6 is 39. Totals are then divided by the number of pupils sitting the tests to provide an average.Clicking on an individual school’s name brings up more detailed information, including the amount of pupils achieving a high Level 5 standard in English and maths, and the national and regional averages for each statistic to provide context.

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