A higher proportion of primary school pupils in England have reached the expected standards in national curriculum tests, often known as Sats, in maths and English.
In reading, 75% reached the expected standard, compared with 71% last year.
In maths, 76% reached the expected standard, up from 75% last year.
Julie McCulloch, of the Association of School and College Leaders, welcomed the "impressive results" but criticised the pressure created by the tests.
The results showed that 64% of pupils met the expected standard across all the tests in reading, writing and mathematics, up from 61% last year.