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Primary Education: Assessments

Question for Department for Education

UIN 14860, tabled on 4 November 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reason the qualifying threshold for baseline assessment providers was set at 10 per cent of primary schools.

Answered on

12 November 2015

The reception baseline contracts contained a number of criteria for approving suppliers.

The 10 per cent threshold was set to ensure a statistically reliable sample size for each supplier when determining the relative progress measure for each pupil.