This is a distillation of data about high attainment and the performance of high attaining learners in the 2013 Primary School Performance Tables.
It draws on the statistics contained in SFR51/2013 – National curriculum assessments at key stage 2: 2012-13.
For the purposes of this post, high attainment is Level 5 and above at KS2.
The definition of high attainers is taken from the School Performance Tables. A distinction between the performance of low, medium and high attaining pupils was first introduced into the 2011 Tables. It is based on prior attainment four years earlier at the end of Key Stage 1.
The User Guide to the Tables explains the distinction thus:
‘Prior attainment definitions are based on KS1 Teacher Assessment (using the KS1 Average Point Score) as follows:
- Low attaining = those below Level 2 at KS1 (ie those with a KS1 APS < 12);
- Middle attaining…
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