The 2016 Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 assessments are the first which assess the new, more challenging national curriculum which was introduced in 2014. New tests and interim frameworks for teacher assessment were introduced to reflect the revised curriculum. Results are no longer reported as levels, and each pupil now receives their test results as a scaled score and teacher assessments based on the standards in the interim framework.
Because of the changes set out above, figures for 2016 are not comparable to those for earlier years. The expectations for pupils at the end of Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 have been raised. Given the differences in the curriculum and assessments, levels are not comparable with scaled scores or teacher assessment outcomes.