British schoolchildren are not taught to read and count

The results of the latest all-British training test have raised concern of the authorities, as almost 40% of primary schoolchildren in England read bad and don`t know mathematics well. 39% of schoolchildren did not pass the minimum standards in mathematics and reading, only 61% of primary school students showed knowledge at a satisfactory level. However, when compared with the results of 2016, the situation improved anyway.

For example, 61% of students met the reading, writing and math standards, while last year only 53% of children coped with the task. The best test results are recorded in spelling - 77% of children satisfactorily follow spelling and punctuation rules while writing (in 2016 compliance with the standard was 74%). But if to compare results with those, which were in 2015, the performance in British schools fell from 80% to 53%. The authorities pointed out the difficult conditions of the teachers' work and stressed that teachers, despite a lot of problems in the education system, are generally carry out their responsibilities, but they face an even more ambitious task - to increase literacy rates among schoolchildren.

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