Young children in Jersey are behind UK youngsters in reading, writing and maths, according to figures out this morning.
Stats for assessments of children aged up to seven – identified as “Key Stage 1” – show that although there has been an improvement across reading, writing and maths since 2010, Primary School pupils are behind those in the UK on every measure.
The stats are part of a drive by the Education department to analyse performance standards in schools, and to be more transparent about those standards.
They show that in every category, girls outdid boys – particularly in the top performers.
According to the report:
- 86% of children reached the literacy target, compared to 90% in the UK.
- 84% of children reached the writing target, compared to 86% in the UK.
- 91% of children reached the maths target, compared to 93% in the UK.
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