What are SATs?
SATs are statutory assessments carried out by all state schools. They assess how your child’s abilities compare nationally with other children in the same year group.
Your child will be assessed at Key Stage 1 (KS1) during Year 2, at age 7.
Further SATs testing takes place at Key Stage 2 (KS2), when your child will take part in National Curriculum tests in English, maths and the new grammar test at the end of Year 6 (usually age 11).
Early Years Foundation Stage:
Children are defined as having achieved a ‘Good Level of Development’ if they achieve at least the expected level in:
- The Early Learning Goals (ELGs) in the three prime areas of learning (Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Physical Development; and Communication and Language).
- The ELGs in the specific areas of Mathematics and Literacy
School Good Level of Development 54.2% (Local Authority 2016 69.5%)
Year 1 Phonics
The Year 1 phonics screening check is a short assessment to confirm whether individual pupils have learnt phonic decoding to an appropriate standard.
It identifies the children who need extra help so they are given support by the school to improve their reading skills. Children who have not met the standard in Year 1 retake the assessment in Year 2.
Number of pupils achieving expected standard – 81.7% (national 81%)
Key Stage 1 (Year 2)
In 2016 the system of assessing and reporting results in Key Stage 1 changed.
The children undertook a series of tests and these, together with class based evidence gathered over the year, were used to inform teacher assessment results for Reading and Maths. The children also received a level based upon teacher assessment for Writing and Science.
As part of the new assessment system, an ‘expected standard’ has been established and children are judged as to whether they are working ‘at the expected standard’ or are ‘working at greater depth’ in Reading, Writing and Maths. Children are judged purely on whether they are working ‘at the expected standard’ in Science.
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KS2 SATS Results 2016/2017 – Achieving the expected standard
Scaled scores and progress:
* For a pupil to achieve the expected standard in reading and maths they must achieve a scaled score of 100+ in the corresponding tests.
* For a pupil to be working at greater depth in reading and maths they must achieve a scaled score of 110+ in the corresponding tests.
The average scaled score at Griffin Primary School for reading is 106
The average scaled score at Griffin Primary School for maths is 102
* Average progress made in KS2
National average progress is always 0. Schools that make less progress receive a negative number rating, schools that make more progress receive a positive rating.
Average progress in reading +1.8
Average progress in writing -1.4
Average progress in maths -2.3
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