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READING ABILITY OF PUPILS COULD BE LINKED TO FUNDING

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The idea that reading ability of 7 year olds could be used to work out funding for schools is contained in a confid...
The idea that reading ability of 7 year olds could be used to work out funding for schools is contained in a confidential government report featured in the Guardian (p26). It is suggested as one of 21 possible indicators of social deprivation that officials are considering for use in assessing grants for local education authorities.

The paper reports that the document is part of an education department review of funding for local authorities and says that it prompted speculation among MPs that the government, which has insisted reading levels and social deprivation are not related, is changing its ground.

Authorities with less good readers at key stage two could qualify for extra money under the proposal.
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