Why KS2 tests are not enough

5th August 2005 at 01:00
Secondary schools get a better picture of the ability of Year 7 pupils from supplementing key stage 2 results with their own assessments, says government-funded research.

David Thomson, Mike Treadaway and Trevor Knight, of education charity the Fischer Family Trust, analysed 880,000 pupil records.

They found that cognitive ability tests (CAT) and middle years information system (MidYIS) tests, taken at age 12, could help predict performance more accurately than KS2 results alone, particularly in maths.

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