Key Stage 2 SATs A School Presentation to Parents Chapters Key Stage 2 SATs Changes Assessment and Reporting Scaled Scores Scaled Score Examples Higher Attaining Pupils The Tests English Maths How to Help Your Child next page
Key Stage 2 SATs Changes click to see all text In 2014/15 a new national curriculum framework was introduced by the government for Years 1, 3, 4 and 5 However, Years 2 and 6 (due to statutory testing) continued to study the previous curriculum for one further year. In Since 2015/16 2015/16 children children in all inyears all years at Key at Key Stage Stage 1 and 1 and 2 are 2 have expected
beento now study the to expected new study national the new curriculum. national curriculum. KS1 (Year 2) and KS2 SATs (Year 6) have will reflect reflected the new the new curriculum curriculum for the since first time this year. 2016. If your child is in Year 6 this year, they will receive be the first the pupils new tests to receive and the the new style tests of
and reporting the first results to receive thatthe were new introduced style of reporting in 2016. results. chapter menu next page click to see all text Assessment and Reporting Old national curriculum levels (e.g. Level 3, 4, 5) have now been abolished, as set out in the government guidelines. Since From 2016, bebeen reported as scaled scores.
2016, test test scores scores will have reported as scaled scores. This means it is very difficult to compare the current assessment of a previous assessments with any year with the current year. earlier years. Your child will still be taught with the highest expectations and cover all required elements of the curriculum, similar to previous years. The new curriculum is more rigorous and sets noticeably high expectations higher which all schools have had to all work hard to meet since
the beginning of last expectations, which schools have had to work hard to meet andyear. adapt to since its introduction. chapter menu next page Scaled Scores click to see all text What is meant by scaled scores? It is planned that 100 will always represent the national standard. Each pupils raw test score will therefore be converted into a score on the scale, either at, above or below 100. The scale will have a lower end point somewhere below 100 and an upper
end point above 100. A child who achieves the national standard (a score of 100) will be judged to have demonstrated sufficient knowledge in the areas assessed by the tests. In Since JulyJuly 2016 2016 for the for the firstfirst publication publication of test of test results, results, each each pupil pupil will now receive: o A raw score (number of raw marks awarded). receives: chapter o A raw scaled
score score (number in eachoftested raw marks subject. awarded). menu oA Confirmation scaled scoreofinwhether each tested or not subject. they attained the national standard. o Confirmation of whether or not they attained the national standard. next page Scaled Score Examples click to see all text On publication of the test results in July: July 2016: A child awarded a scaled score of 100 is judged to have met the national standard in the area judged by the test.
A child awarded a scaled score of more than 100 is judged to have exceeded the national standard and demonstrated a higher than expected knowledge of the curriculum for their age. A child awarded a scaled score of less than 100 is judged to have not yet met the national standard and performed below expectation for their age. chapter menu next page Higher Attaining Pupils click to see all text Previous Key Stage 2 tests were aimed at children achieving Levels 3-5 (with a national expectation to reach at least Level 4) In the past, additional Level 6 tests were produced for children who demonstrated higher than expected attainment, above Level 5. From Underthis theyear, new system, there wont there beare
anynot separate any separate tests for tests the for most theable most able children. Instead, each test will have scope for higher attaining pupils to show their strengths. This means that some questions towards the end of the tests may be more difficult for many children but they should be encouraged to attempt as much of the test as they are able to. chapter menu next page The Tests click to see all text KeyStage Key
Stage2 2SATs SATstake takeplace placenationally nationallyininthe theweek weekcommencing commencing8th 9thMay May 2017 2016. Statutory tests will be administered in the following subjects: o Reading (60 minutes) o Spelling (approximately 15 minutes) o Punctuation, Vocabulary and Grammar (45 minutes) o Mathematics - Paper 1: Arithmetic (30 minutes) - Paper 2: Reasoning (40 minutes) - Paper 3: Reasoning (40 minutes) There In addition, are nosome testsschools to be administered will be required in Science to take this partyear.
in Science testing, consisting of three tests in Biology, Physics and Chemistry. Not all schools All willtests take are partexternally in this sampling, marked.which takes place on a later date. Writing All testswill arebe externally Teachermarked. Assessed internally, as in recent years. chapter menu Writing will be Teacher Assessed internally, as in recent years. next page Reading click to see all text The Reading Test consists of a single test paper with three unrelated
reading texts. Children are given 60 minutes in total, which includes reading the texts and answering the questions. A total of 50 marks are available. Questions are designed to assess the comprehension and understanding of a childs reading. Some questions are multiple choice or selected response, others require short answers and some require an extended response or explanation. chapter menu next page click to see all text pelling, Punctuation and Grammar A Spelling test is administered containing 20 words, lasting approximately 15 minutes. A separate test is given on Punctuation, Vocabulary and Grammar This test lasts for 45 minutes and requires short answer questions, including some multiple choice. Marks for these two tests are added together to give a total for Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar. chapter
menu next page Sample Questions Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Paper 1 chapter menu next page Sample Questions Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Paper 1 chapter menu next page Mathematics click to see all text
The Mathematics tests have undergone the biggest change in this recent year. years. Children will sit three tests: Paper 1, Paper 2 and Paper 3. Children will sit three tests: Paper 1, Paper 2 and Paper 3. Paper 1 is for Arithmetic lasting for 30 minutes, covering calculation Paper methods 1 isfor forall Arithmetic operations,lasting including for 30 useminutes, of fractions, covering percentages calculation and decimals.for all operations, including use of fractions, percentages and methods decimals. Questions gradually increase in difficulty. Not all children will be expected Questions to access some gradually
of the increase more difficult in difficulty. questions Not all later children in thewill paper. be expected to access some of the more difficult questions later in the paper. Papers 2 and 3 cover Problem Solving and Reasoning, each lasting for 40 Papers minutes. 2 and 3 cover Problem Solving and Reasoning, each lasting for 40 minutes. Pupils will still require calculation skills but will need to answer questions in Pupils context will and still decide require what calculation is required skills
to find but will a solution. need to answer questions in chapter context and decide what is required to find a solution. menu next page Sample Questions Maths Paper 1: Arithmetic chapter menu next page Sample Questions Maths Paper 2 / Paper 3 : Reasoning chapter menu next page
Sample Questions Maths Paper 2 / Paper 3 : Reasoning chapter menu next page How to Help Your Child click to see all text First and foremost, support and reassure your child that there is nothing to worry about and they should always just try their best. Praise and encourage! Ensure your child has the best possible attendance at school. school Support your child with any homework tasks. Reading, spelling and arithmetic (e.g. times tables) are always good to practise. Talk to your child about what they have learnt at school and what book(s) they are reading (the character, the plot, their opinion). Make sure your child has a good sleep and healthy breakfast every morning! chapter menu
next page click to see all text How to Help Your Child with Reading Listening to your child read can take many forms. First and foremost, focus developing an enjoyment and love of reading. Enjoy stories together reading stories to your child at KS1 and KS2 is equally as important as listening to your child read. Read a little at a time but often, rather than rarely but for long periods of time! Talk about the story before, during and afterwards discuss the plot, the characters, their feelings and actions, how it makes you feel, predict what will happen and encourage your child to have their own opinions. Look up definitions of words together you could use a dictionary, the internet or an app on a phone or tablet. All reading is valuable it doesnt have to be just stories. Reading can involve anything from fiction and non-fiction, poetry, newspapers, magazines, football programmes, TV guides. Visit the local library - its free! chapter menu next
page click to see all text How to Help Your Child with Writing Practise and learn weekly spelling lists make it fun! Encourage opportunities for writing such as letters to family or friends, shopping lists, notes or reminders, stories or poems. Write together be a good role model for writing. Encourage use of a dictionary to check spelling and a thesaurus to find vocabulary synonyms and expand vocabulary. Allow your child to use a computer for word processing, which will allow for editing and correcting of errors without lots of crossing out. Remember that good readers become good writers! Identify good writing features when reading (e.g. vocabulary, sentence structure, punctuation). Show your appreciation: praise and encourage, even for small successes!chapter menu next page How to Help Your Child with Maths click to see all text
Play times tables games Play mental maths games including counting in different amounts, forwards and backwards. backwards Encourage opportunities for telling the time. time Encourage opportunities for counting coins and money; finding amounts or calculating change when shopping. shopping Look for numbers on street signs, car registrations and anywhere else! Look for examples of 2D and 3D shapes around the home. home Identify, weigh or measure quantities and amounts in the kitchen or in recipes recipes. Play games involving numbers or logic, such as dominoes, card games, darts, draughts or chess. chess chapter menu next page
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