# Praise for Pupils' 'Steady Progress' SATs 2003 ... HOW YOUR CHILD'S PRIMARY SCHOOL HAS PERFORMED - ANALYSIS AND FACTS ON FOUR PAGES

Coventry Evening Telegraph (England), December 4, 2003 | Go to article overview

# Praise for Pupils' 'Steady Progress' SATs 2003 ... HOW YOUR CHILD'S PRIMARY SCHOOL HAS PERFORMED - ANALYSIS AND FACTS ON FOUR PAGES

Byline: STEVE EVANS

In Nuneaton STAFF, parents and pupils in Nuneaton are being given a snapshot of how their school is faring, with the publication today of the primary school league tables.

One school in the town, Camp Hill Primary, in Hollystiches Road, is boasting one of the best performances in the county.

The tables show how 11 year-old pupils performed in key stage two tests in maths, science and English last year. The pupils tested were in year six last year and have now moved on to secondary school.

Many head teachers have criticised the league tables for failing to show how much pupils improve, so this year government education bosses have included a figure to show improvement. The figure is called the "value- added" score and represents improvements made by pupils between joining the school and taking the key stage two tests at 11.

Camp Hill Primary School has a "value-added" score of 102.4 which is one of the best in Warwickshire. The government uses a complex formula to calculate the value added scores with anything between 99.3 and 100.7 being average.

The tables also show the combined percentage of pupils getting level four or above in maths, English and science. At Camp Hill Primary School that combined percentage was 178. …

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