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Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether his Department has made a recent assessment of the correlation between teacher assessment and results in Key Stage (a) 1 and (b) 2; and if he will make a statement. 
Analysis of these data indicates that there is a good match between test performance and teacher assessment data. When interpreting these data, it should be borne in mind that national curriculum test and teacher assessment data will not always correlate. This is because tests provide a snapshot of attainment at the end of the key stage whereas teacher assessment takes into account evidence of attainment in a variety of contexts (such as discussion and observation), throughout the year. Both are vital to ensure rounded, and validated, assessments can be made about each child's performance.
|KS2 test level-English (percentage)|
|Teacher assessment level-English||Below 3||3||4||5|
|KS2 test level-Maths (percentage)|
|Teacher assessment level-Maths||Below 3||3||4||5|
|KS2 test level-Science (percentage)|
|Teacher assessment level-Science||Below 3||3||4||5|
The figures work across the table, so for a given teacher assessment level it shows the distribution of test levels achieved. Taking English as an example, of those pupils who were teacher assessed at level 4, 79 per cent. achieved a level 4 in the test; 7 per cent. achieved one level below and 14 per cent. achieved one level higher.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department spent on the administration of the national tests in the latest year for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Coaker: The Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency's (QCDA) estimate of the costs of delivering the national curriculum tests for key stage 1 and key stage 2 for the 2008-09 financial year was £21,755,000.00. These costs are net of the £19,500,000.00 cash settlement received by QCDA, following termination of the test operations contract with ETS Global BV (ETS) in 2008.
Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 22 February 2010, Official Report, column 312W, on "National Safeguarding Delivery Unit: Standards" in which month he expects the further progress report to be published. 
Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils have been permanently excluded from schools in England and Wales for assaulting (a) a member of staff and (b) a fellow pupil in each of the last five years. 
Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils have been permanently excluded from schools in England and Wales for (a) alcohol-related incidents, (b) drug-related incidents and (c) carrying a knife or other weapon onto school premises in each of the last five years. 
Data on pupils permanently excluded for carrying a knife or other weapon onto school premises are not separately identified. There are categories for verbal abuse/threatening behaviour and physical assault.
Mr. Harper: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate has been made of the number of learners with a learning difficulty and/or a learning disability whose education provision will be funded by the Young People's Learning Agency in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Iain Wright [holding answer 15 March 2010]: The number of learners aged 16 to 18 learning in mainstream provision with a self-declared learning difficulty and/or disability has been around 120,000 each year from 2006/07 to 2008/09 academic year. These were funded through the Learning and Skills Council (LSC). The figure includes 4,000 in specialist provision, and it is estimated there are around 4,000 in the age group 19 to 25 with high level needs. Estimates for future numbers are based on this evidence.
For the 2010/11 academic year responsibility for funding learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities aged 16 to 18 and between 19 and 25 with high-level needs will pass to the Young People's Learning Agency and local authorities.
Mr. Iain Wright: As part of the primary school national curriculum all school children receive lessons in swimming during school hours The Department's PE and Sport Strategy for Young People (PESSYP) also funds the top up school swimming programme through a grant that enables School Sports Partnership to deliver additional swimming, during the curriculum, to pupils in Key Stage 2 who are not yet able to swim unaided over a distance of 25 metres.
Mr. Jim Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what his estimate is of the number of children attending school or college courses as direct result of the September Guarantee in (a) England and (b) Coventry. 
Mr. Iain Wright [holding answer 11 March 2010]: The Department for Children Schools and Families publishes annual estimates of the number of 16 and 17 year olds participating in education and work based learning in each local authority.
The September Guarantee aims to ensure that all 16 and 17 year olds are offered a suitable place in learning. Statistics show that record numbers of young people are now participating in learning. This is enabling them to build the skills they need to make a successful transition to sustainable employment.
Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many qualified teachers below retirement age were not teaching in the state sector in (a) 1997, (b) 2005 and (c) the latest year for which figures are available. 
Mr. Coaker: The following table provides the number of teachers with qualified teacher status aged below 60, the normal retirement age for those teachers who first entered service before 1 January 2007, who were not recorded in service in state maintained schools in England in March 1997, 2005 and 2008, the latest information available.
|Qualified teachers aged under 60( 1) not recorded in service( 2) in state maintained schools( 3) , March 1997, 2005 and 2008-England|
|(1) Teachers age at March of each year.|
(2) Figures include teachers who never entered service, have left service both permanently and temporarily and those in service in other sectors or outside England. They exclude teachers who are receiving a pension or those recorded in occasional service in the state maintained sector.
(3) State maintained schools include local authority maintained schools, City Technology Colleges and academies.
Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.
Database of Teacher Records.
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