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Has Sats data mislead us?

Has Sats data mislead us?

Does becoming an academy improve pupils’ Sats results? That is the implication of much of the debate coming from the Department for Education, as ministers seek to drive more primary schools, in particular, into academy status.

But is this argument statistically valid? Well, last week the UK Statistics Authority (UKSA) cast serious doubt on it, in a judgment that suggests ministers may have to rethink how they present data on their flagship reform.

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