Mapping boys' reading ability


In some parts of the country as many as 15% of 11-year-olds are four years behind in their reading skills.

These maps of local authorities in England show the percentage of boys who got below Level 3 in their Key Stage 2 tests this year according to figures from the Department For Education.

Level 4 is the government's expectation for 11-year-olds. Level 2 is what's expected of seven-year-olds.

In some areas so many schools boycotted the tests that the authority data is not available.

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