Guide to SATS
This year's SATs tests will take place during the week of 11th - 14th May 2015
What are SATs?
SATs (Standard Assessment Tasks) is the name given to the National Tests which are taken at the end of KS1 (Y2) and KS2 (Y6) by children in all Local Authority schools in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
What do the results mean?
The results show whether your child has attained the expected standard in line with children in their year group. The results are normally with us early to mid July.
What will my child be tested on?
Your child will sit tests in Maths and English, Currently, the tests are as follows:
English: Reading test (60mins) Spelling test (20 mins approx) Grammar test (60 mins ) Writing levels are teacher assessed but are moderated externally by the local authority.
Maths: Paper A (45 mins) Paper B (45 mins) Mental paper (20 mins approx)
SATs results rarely come as a surprise to your child's teacher. Teacher assessment, which takes various forms is ongoing throughout the year and your child's teacher is aware of what level they are working at and what their strengths and weaknesses are.
I hope that the above has answered any queries you may have about SATs and expectations for your child. However, is there is anything else we can help you with please do not hesitate to contact the school.
2015 will be the last year in which children will be given levels and testing aligning with the new National Curriculum (2014) will be introduced in 2016.