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The Welsh Government says a proposal for national model for assessing schools would work alongside the current banding system.
Responding to the Western Mail's report of a new colour-coded ranking system for Welsh schools, the Welsh Government has appeared to confirm it is introducing a different model for categorising school performance, which it said will provide national consistency.
It has though insisted the existing banding system is not being replaced.
Wales' Education Minister has taken to Twitter this morning to insist "banding is here to stay."
Huw Lewis said work on reviewing the controversial ranking system is ongoing.
The Welsh Government has insisted that the controversial system of banding secondary schools is "here to stay", after the Western Mail reported that it was to be replaced with a "tough new ranking system."
Banding - where schools are ranked in five bands, based on GCSE results, performance in specific subjects, attendance and the achievements of pupils of poorer backgrounds - was introduced in 2011, and three sets of tables have been published so far.
League tables were scrapped in Wales in 2001, and the Welsh Government has insisted banding is not a new form of league tables, but a way of identifying which schools needed support.
The banding system has been criticised by unions and opposition parties, who have said it is volatile and crude.
The Western Mail reported today that there will be a new colour-coded system, where schools struggling in the 'red zone' could face intervention or even closure.
The Welsh Government has responded to the story, saying its planned review of the banding system is "ongoing".