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National reading and numeracy test results
This is the second year in which data on National Tests has been collected. For 2014, an additional reasoning component was introduced to the numeracy test. Therefore, 2014 was the first year that the full numeracy test was sat.
National Reading Test
- Girls performed better than boys in both versions of the National Reading Test with more girls than boys achieved a standardised score greater than 115. More boys than girls achieved a standardised score less than 85 in both versions of the National Reading Test.
- The highest percentage of pupils achieving a standardised score greater than 115 was seen in the Monmouthshire in the English version of the National Reading Test and in Cardiff in the Welsh version.
- The percentage of pupils achieving a standardised score less than 85 was highest in Blaenau Gwent in both the English and Welsh version of the National Reading Test.
National Numeracy Test
- Boys performed better than girls in both the Procedural and Reasoning components of the National Numeracy Test. More boys than girls achieved a standardised score greater than 115 in both the Procedural and Reasoning components of the National Numeracy Test, although more boys than girls achieved a standardised score less than 85 in the Reasoning component of the National Numeracy Test.
- The highest percentage of pupils achieving a standardised score greater than 115 was seen in Ceredigion in both the Procedural and Reasoning components of the National Numeracy Test. The lowest percentage of pupils achieving a standardised score greater than 115 for both components was seen in Blaenau Gwent.
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