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SAT’s Tests

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.



Key Stage 1 SATs

Your child will be assessed at Key Stage 1 (KS1) during Year 2, at age 7. The tests will be carried out in the May of Year 2 and children will take assessments in Reading, Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling, and Maths. There are lots of ways you can help at home to prepare your child for their SATs tests, please download the document below for information about the tests that the children take and further information about how you can help your child at home.

Key Stage 1 SATs information



KS1 2016-17 SATs arrangements

The tests can be taken any time during May and they are not strictly timed. Most pupils won’t know they are taking them as teachers will incorporate them into everyday classroom practice.

SubjectTest Paper
English Reading2 papers: short text and questions; longer text with separate questions
Mathematics2 papers: arithmetic; mathematical reasoning
English grammar; punctuation and spelling (optional)2 papers: spelling; punctuation and grammar (including vocabulary)

Teachers will use the results from these tests, along with the work your child has done throughout the year, to help them reach their own judgements about how your child is progressing at the end of key stage 1.

These teacher assessment judgements will be reported to you by the end of the summer term.



Key Stage 2 SATs

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 in the May at the end of Year 6 (usually age 11). There are lots of ways you can help at home to prepare your child for their SATs tests, please download the document below for information about the tests that the children take and further information about how you can help your child at home.

Key Stage 2 SATs information



KS2 2016-17 SATs arrangements

The key stage 2 tests will be taken on set dates, unless your child is absent, in which case they may be able to take them up to 5 school days afterwards.

DateSubjectTest Paper
Monday 8 MayEnglish: reading1 paper
Tuesday 9 MayEnglish: grammar, punctuation and spelling2 papers: spelling; punctuation and grammar (including vocabulary)
Wednesday 10 MayMathematics2 papers: arithmetic; mathematical reasoning
Thursday 11 MayMathematics1 paper: mathematical reasoning

By the end of the summer term you should receive test results for your child in English reading, English grammar, punctuation and spelling and mathematics. As there is no test for English writing, this will be reported as a teacher assessment judgement. You will also receive separate teacher assessment judgements for English reading, mathematics and science.



Please see below for last years SATs results.



2016 KS2 SAT results 

 

Attainment

Progress

 

 

 

Expected standard

(School)

Expected standard (National) Higher standard

(School)

Higher standard (National) Progress measure Against national average.
Reading, writing, maths combined 54% 53% 4% 5%
Reading 70% 66% 21% 19% +2.21 Reading progress is significantly above national average
Writing 87% 74% 23% 15% +4.15 Writing progress is significantly above national average
Maths 66% 70% 8% 17% -0.23 Maths progress is similar to national average



2016 KS1 SAT results

 

Attainment

Expected standard

(School)

Expected standard (National) Higher standard

(School)

Higher standard (National)
Reading 86% 74% 29% 24%
Writing 83% 65% 25% 13%
Maths 87% 73% 20% 18%
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