The latest survey (see blog 20 May 2008) of feedback to Newsround's website included data in response to the question: How do YOU feel about Sats tests. There was a great deal of feedback - 281 responses posted to the website, five of which were from school classes, leaving 276 individual replies. About 40% of the feedback on this topic is from 11 year-olds, but somewhat surprisingly, only 3.6% of responses were from children aged 14, many of whom had taken SATs only a week earlier.
It seemed with such a large amount of feedback on SATs, the overall results were unduly weighted by this topic. So I've revised the May 08 data set using every fourth response to the SATs question and plotted the resultant bar chart.