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Primary Education: Assessments

Department for Education written question – answered on 24th June 2016.

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Photo of Lord Storey Lord Storey Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Education)

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the annual cost of providing assessment and testing materials in primary schools in England in each of the last five years.

Photo of Lord Nash Lord Nash The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The comprehensive net expenditure of the Standards and Testing Agency in each of the last five years was as follows:

Year ending

Cost

Year ending March 2015

£46.2m

Year ending March 2014

£45.9m

Year ending March 2013

£38.7m

Year ending March 2012

£28.8m

Year ending March 2011

£40.3m

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