At the end of Year 6, children sit tests in three subjects:
- Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar
These tests are both set and marked externally, and the results are used to measure the academy’s performance (for example, through reporting to Ofsted and published league tables).
Your child’s marks will be used in conjunction with teacher assessment to give a broader picture of their attainment.
When will KS2 SATs take place in 2021?
The Year 6 KS2 SATs will be administered in the week commencing 10th May 2021.
|Monday 10th May 2021||English Spag Paper 1 – Short answer questions|
English Spag Paper 2 – Spelling test
|Tuesday 11th May 2021||English Reading Paper|
|Weds 12th May 2021|
Mathematics Arithmetics (Paper 1)
Mathematics Reasoning (Paper 2)
|Thurs 13th May 2021||Mathematics Reasoning (Paper 3)|
|Friday 14th May 2021||No tests today|
Writing Teacher Assessment
- There is no test for to assess writing.
- Writing is continually assessed throughout the spring and summer term and in particular during May and June 2020. It is therefore essential that children do not take holidays during May and June and especially during SATs week.
All children in academy have to take the SATs test on the same day as prescribed by the Department for Education. If a child is absent for a test they will not receive a SATs test assessment.
It is also vital that children have good attendance and arrive at academy on time every morning. Research shows that poor attendance adversely affects children’s attainment and the progress that they are capable of making.
What do the tests involve?
Key Stage 2 Reading
|The reading test is a single paper with questions based on three passages of text. Your child will have one hour, including reading time, to complete the test. There will be a selection of question types, including:|
Key Stage 2 grammar, punctuation and spelling test
The grammar, punctuation and spelling test consists of two parts: a grammar and punctuation paper requiring short answers, lasting 45 minutes, and an aural spelling test of 20 words, lasting around 15 minutes.
Key Stage 2 maths
How will Key Stage 2 SATs be marked?
- You will be given your child’s raw score (the actual number of marks they get), alongside their scaled score and whether they have reached the expected standard set by the Department for Education (‘NS’ means that the expected standard was not achieved and ‘AS’ means the expected standard was achieved).
- The range of scaled scores available for each KS2 test is:
- 80 (the lowest scaled score that can be awarded)
- 120 (the highest scaled score)
- The expected standard for each test is a scaled score of 100 or more. If a child is awarded a scaled score of 99 or less they won't have achieved the expected standard in the test.
- The Department for Education expects at least 73 per cent of children to reach the expected standard.
Reporting to Parents
- Reports will be sent out by the end of the summer term and the opportunity to discuss any questions you have with the class teacher will be provided.
- Year 6 staff meet with year 7 teachers to provide teacher assessments and additional information about your child. High school will also have access to the scaled scores