Benchmark data changes

12th December 1997 at 00:00
The Qualifications and Curriculum Authority has decided to change the statistical basis for the preparation of benchmarks that will allow schools to compare their national test results against those achieved in similar institutions next year.

The benchmark data now takes account of the number of pupils who are eligible for free school meals, rather than the original proposal to take account of those children actually taking free meals.

The information provided to The TES last week by the Office for Standards in Education that the QCA intended to use the number of children taking free meals, while its own information to schools on comparative results would be based on eligibility for free meals, was incorrect.

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number


The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now