Caroline Lucas – 2015 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Education

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Caroline Lucas on 2015-11-04.

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reason the qualifying threshold for baseline assessment providers was set at 10 per cent of primary schools.

Nick Gibb

The reception baseline contracts contained a number of criteria for approving suppliers.

The 10 per cent threshold was set to ensure a statistically reliable sample size for each supplier when determining the relative progress measure for each pupil.