The January Release
January 26, 2011
January’s release is all about data. Last December, we didn’t include the Key Stage 2 league tables when they came out because around a quarter of the primary schools in England boycotted those tests. There would be more work necessary to incorporate that data fairly.
We’ve now incorporated all that data.
Schools which did participate in the KS2 tests use the latest information from 2010 to calculate their academic score – represented by their roof colour.
For those schools that took part in the boycott, we’ve used their exam scores from 2009 as compared to the 2009 average to calculate their academic score. We think that’s fair. Schools that only have 2009 information won’t have “merit badges” for academic scores, because those are calculated against the 2010 figures for the LEA.
The 2010 primary school league tables no longer list results for science – which is sadly why you won’t see science merit badges for primary schools any more.
And, of course, all the primary school results tables are up-to-date with the latest information.