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NATIONAL CURRICULUM ASSESSMENT (SATs) RESULTS

2017 national curriculum assessment results at the end of key stage 2: information for parents -GOV UK

Year 1 Phonics Test

This test consists of a pupil reading 40 words, which can be read using their phonic skills, some are words that they know eg. play and some are nonsense words eg. grob.

 

Cohort

Number achieving expected standard

% School

% National

19

14

74%

81%

 

KS1 SATs

Pupils will sit SATs in Year 2 and testing must take place in May. Key Stage 1 children have the whole month to do the tests. 7-year-olds are tested on reading; maths; and spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPAG) - SPAG was made optional.

 

Key Stage 1 teachers mark the tests themselves, with their marking checked by the authority’s advisers or inspectors. This is to make sure that all results are absolutely fair.

 

Results 2016

Cohort

% achieving expected standard in Maths

% National

% achieving expected standard in Reading

% National

% achieving expected standard in Writing

% National

12

58%

73%

50%

74%

25%

65%

 

 

 

KS2 SATs

Year 6 children are tested in May on Reading, Mathematics, and Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (GPS/SPAG). Our 2016 results are detailed below and then explained further down the page. These are new KS2 tests for 2016, therefore a comparison between this years results and last years results cannot be made.

 

Results 2016

Cohort

% achieving expected standard in Maths

% National

% achieving expected standard in Reading

% National

% achieving expected standard in Writing

% National

% achieving expected standard in GPS

% National

% achieving expected standard in Reading, Writing & Maths

% National

23

57%

70%

48%

66%

65%

74%

70%

72%

43%

53%


2016 KS2 SATs Results Explained

What is a ‘scaled score’?

Your child will have achieved a ‘raw’ score for maths, reading and GPS (Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling, sometimes called SPaG) based on the number of questions they correctly answered. This is then converted into a ‘scaled score’. A score of 100 is required to meet the expected standard.

 

What does that mean for my child’s score?

  • If your child has achieved a score of 100, he/she is working roughly at the expected national standard for a Year 6 pupil.

  • Using the scaled score, the lowest a child can score is 80, with the highest being 120.

  • If your child’s score is closer to 120 he/she is working beyond (or above) the expected national standard.

  • If your child’s score is closer to 80 he/she is working below the expected standard.

 

Are this year’s SATs results better than in previous years at my school?

We cannot compare this year’s tests to previous years due to huge changes in the National Curriculum since 2014. These are the first test results that really record success with the ‘new’ curriculum.

 

Nationally this year expectations have been raised for schools compared to previous SATs results years

 

What are the national trends?

For 2016 the average standard scaled score for each subject is as follows:

 

Standard Scores:

  • Reading: 103

  • Maths: 103

  • GPS: 104

 At St Pius in 2016 they were:

 

  • Reading: 98

  • Maths: 101

  • GPS: 104

How do schools calculate the ‘combined’ score?

The combined score is not an average of the scaled results. It is a percentage based on how many children have met the expected standards in all three subjects (i.e. reading, writing and maths).