By the numbers - Key stage 2 appeals

23rd November 2012 at 00:00

The number of appeals against marking in key stage 2 tests has dropped dramatically this year after a peak in 2011, figures reveal.

The number of schools requesting a review of marks in reading and maths is the lowest for five years - even compared with 2010, when far fewer schools took the tests owing to industrial action.

For the first time this year, most primary schools did not have to use an externally marked writing test but could use teacher assessment scores instead.

The Department for Education statistics also show that 36.5 per cent of reviews in 2012 of the level 3 to 5 test resulted in a change in the level awarded.

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