Key Stage 2 Levels 3-5 Sats papers 2009
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Sats results published alongside teacher assessments

Primary school test results for 11-year-olds in England have shown an improvement in English and maths.

In English, 81% of pupils reached the expected level 4, and in maths 80% reached this level - both one percentage point higher than last year.

Assessments of teachers have also been published, and were almost exactly the same.

Some critics of Sats tests have argued that teacher assessments should be used instead of pupils taking externally-marked tests.

Could this lead to confusion? BBC News spoke to Anastasia De Waal, head of family and education policy at the independent think-tank Civitas.

  • 03 Aug 2010