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Department for Education written question – answered on 19th April 2022.

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Photo of Seema Malhotra Seema Malhotra Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what advice his Department has given to schools on how SAT results will be used in the 2021-22 academic year to measure future performance.

Photo of Robin Walker Robin Walker The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland, Minister of State (Education)

On 25 March 2022, the department published updated primary school accountability guidance. This guidance provides clarification about the rationale for the return of primary tests and assessments in 2022. It includes further information about key stage 2 accountability arrangements and the use of academic year 2021/22 key stage 2 school performance data. It also provides additional detail on the department’s planned methodological changes to primary progress measures for 2022. The guidance can be accessed here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/primary-school-accountability.

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