Statutory Assessment Tests

Key Stage 2 Statutory Assessment Tests: 

When are the KS2 Sats?

Year 6 will be taking their Key Stage 2 Statutory Assessment tests the week beginning Monday 9th May in their classrooms, please see the timetable for more information:

Monday 9th May

Tuesday 10th May

Wednesday 11th May

Thursday 12th May

English Grammar, punctuation and spelling papers 1 and 2

English Reading

Mathematics Papers 1 and 2

Mathematics Paper 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your child’s class teacher will also make a teacher assessment for writing and science. At the end of the summer term you will receive a report with your child’s test results and teacher assessment judgements.

How will the information be used?

The assessments are a way of making sure every child has mastered the basics when they leave primary education. The results help teachers to identify where children may need extra help or support as they move into year 7 and begin their secondary education. Your child’s individual results, for both tests and teacher assessment judgements, will not be published by either your child’s school or the Department for Education (DfE).

However, school-level results of pupils’ attainment and progress are published on the DfE’s school performance tables website.

What are the test results?

The school will report your child’s test results as a scaled score for each subject. A scaled score is created from the number of marks your child scores in a particular test. We use scaled scores to report the results of these tests to ensure we can make accurate comparisons of performance over time. At KS2 the range of scaled scores is 80 to 120.

 A scaled score:

• below 100 means that your child may need more support to help them reach the expected standard

• of 100 or more means that your child is working at, or above, the expected standard for the key stage

What are the teacher assessment judgements?

Your child’s teacher forms their judgements by assessing your child’s work against frameworks in English writing and science.

For English writing, the judgement shows if a pupil is:

 • working towards the expected standard

 • working at the expected standard

• working at greater depth within the expected standard.

For science the judgement shows if a pupil:

• has not met the expected standard

• is working at the expected standard

Do not worry if your child is not working at the expected standard. The results will help teachers identify where your child may need extra help. If you have any questions about your child’s results and what support they might need in secondary school, you should speak to their teacher.

As a school we ensure that SATs week is a calm and positive way to ensure that all children feel comfortable. All teachers endeavour to make this a stress free time and we ask that you support us with this.