**Quarter 4 - March 2019**

The proportion of pupils at KS1 that attain the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics combined continues to rise. The rate of improvement is much greater than that achieved nationally (13.3% points by West Sussex, 5.0% points nationally). Note: taken from NOVA, as publically available data in not available for this metric.

- Reading attainment at expected standards or better is now only 0.8% below national average and ranked in the third quartile nationally, 78th from 136th in 2016 (8th amongst statistical neighbours).
- Writing attainment at expected standards is now only 3.6% (14.9% in 2016) below national average and ranked in the bottom quartile nationally, 131st from 149th in 2016 (but bottom amongst statistical neighbours).
- For maths, the gap is now only 2.4% (8.5% in 2016) below national average but now ranked in the third quartile nationally, 106th from 143rd in 2016 (bottom amongst statistical neighbours).
- For science, the gap is now only 0.7% (4.0% in 2016) below national average but now ranked in the third quartile nationally, 83rd from 124th in 2016 (bottom amongst statistical neighbours).

**Quarter 3 - December 2018**

The proportion of pupils at KS1 that attain the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics combined continues to rise. However, West Sussex results remain in the third quartile nationally. The rate of improvement is much greater than that achieved nationally (13.3% points by West Sussex, 5.0% points nationally).

**November 2018**

Key
Stage 1 Results as at November 2018

**Quarter 2 - September 2018 performance**

Year 2 pupils in 2018,
teachers have assessed that 61.5% of pupils in West Sussex are working at the
standards expected in reading, writing and mathematics. This is 5.5% points
better than last year.

**Background**

Pupils are assessed throughout the Key Stage and the final teacher assessment is recorded at the end of the Key Stage. West Sussex moderates the Key Stage 1 teacher assessments in over 26% of Primary schools and 50% of their First and Infant schools each year. The national expectation is that the pupils will achieve the Expected Standard (EXS) or be working at Greater Depth (GDS) at the end of the key stage. The interim assessment criteria provided by the Standards and Testing Agency indicated that assessment should be based on 100% achievement and not a ‘best fit’ model. West Sussex applied this advice rigorously.