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BIG IMPROVEMENTS IN TESTS FOR 11-YEAR-OLDS

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Results in this year's English and maths tests for 11-year-olds have dramatically improved and given a boost to the...
Results in this year's English and maths tests for 11-year-olds have dramatically improved and given a boost to the government's standards campaign, according to The Indepenent (p1).

Early projections suggest that the government will comfortably reach its target of 80% of 11-year-olds at the expected level in English and 75% in maths by 2002.

Local authorities that are collating the results say that there are spectacular improvements. In Bristol, some schools have seen increases of between 20 and 35 percentage points in English and up to 24% in maths.

Thurrock Council achieved 13% rises in maths, 12% in science and 6% in English. In Newham LBC, maths results are up by between 10% and 11% and science results up by 9%.
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