Introduction of a new methodology for measuring attainment in key stage 2 science sampling

Standards and Testing Agency

January 27
15:11 2016

Following a change of collection approach the key stage 2 (KS2) science results for 2014 are not comparable with the previous published data. Additional changes will be introduced in 2016 following the introduction of the new national curriculum.

As a result of the introduction of the new methodology, the 2014 results will be revised following the 2016 assessment to be reported on the same basis as the new measures in the future. Therefore the standard KS2 science bulletin will be replaced by a methodology paper, published on 28 January 2016, which sets out the changes and the impact on the statistical series.

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