Presentation on theme: "Information for Parents Wednesday 2nd April 2014"— Presentation transcript:
1 Information for Parents Wednesday 2nd April 2014 Year 2 SATSInformation for ParentsWednesday 2nd April 2014
2 Outline of the Session What are SATs? An overview of the tasks and testsTeacher assessmentLevelsThe resultsWhat can I do to help?
3 What are SATs? Statutory Assessment Tasks (Tests) A measure of success Children’s skills are assessed in Reading, Writing and MathematicsTests are used to inform Teacher Assessments.
4 Overview of the Tasks and Tests Tests take place in class room or in a quiet area if in a smaller group.Enough time is given to complete the test.Level 2 test is completed before moving tothe Level 3 test.Some children will be given a task to complete with a teacher instead of a test.
5 Tasks and Tests Assessment Area Task and Test for 2014 Reading Writing Reading Tests:Paper test and/or separate bookletWhole class or in groups, unlimited time, but usually minutesLevels 2 and 3Reading Task:Sharing a book with a teacher, running record and discussionIndividually, about minutesLevels 1 and 2WritingSpelling Test:Whole class or in groupsUsually about minutesLevels 1-3Short Writing Task:Whole class or in small groupsWhole class or in groups, unlimited time, but usually minutesLong Writing Task:MathematicsMaths Tests:Paper testMaths Task:Questions with a teacher usingresources and answer paperIndividually or small groups, usually about minutesLevel 1
6 Overview of the Tasks and Tests Reading Test: Level 2 paper with text and questions; Level 3 separate answer paper and booklet. Adults not allowed to read any part of the test.Spelling: paper with pictures to label and a dictated cloze passage.Writing: long and short tasks completed in class based on familiar genres and topics.Mathematics: Level 2 and 3 paper, some resources are allowed e.g.100 square, tens and units cubes but not in all tests. Adults may read the question in a Maths test.
7 Teacher Assessment SATs are marked in school by class teachers. Criteria and mark schemes are given and we follow national guidelines when administering and marking the tests.Scores give a National Curriculum Level for the test.Levels in SATs inform teacher judgements which are based on ongoing assessments: work in books, teacher observations, notes and ongoing records of attainment.Teachers use national Level Descriptors when assessing.Teachers have the discretion to award a Level according to the skills of the child across the curriculum, not just based on a one-off test score.Teacher Assessments are moderated in school and by Local Authority moderators who visit the school.
9 National Curriculum Levels W12c2b2a3W = Working towards level 1Each level has subdivisions: c – just entering the level, not yet secure b – secure in the level a– secure and moving towards next levelLevel 1 and 3 subdivisions not shown on SATs resultsNationally agreed ‘age-related expectation’ forend of Year 2 is 2b.
10 ResultsNational Curriculum Levels will be reported in English (Reading and Writing) and Maths.Teachers also assess Science, but there is no SAT for Science.National Curriculum Levels are used to track progress from Key Stage One to the end of Key Stage Two and beyond.Teachers use the SATs results to inform teaching e.g. through analysing common errors.
11 What Can I Do to Help? . Reading Read regularly, talk about the book, ask questions that go beyond literal recall.WritingPractise spelling high frequency words and spelling patterns from phonics Phases 5 and 6 if children find them tricky.Write when purposeful opportunities arise e.g. a letter to a family member, a postcard to a friend, a shopping list, an invitation, related to class reading book (see ideas bank).MathematicsFind opportunities for your child to use numbers in everyday situations and encourage them to work out calculations in their head.Practise addition and subtraction facts, times tables and related division facts.LearningDo not go on holiday in term time.Reasonable bedtimes so children are rested, alert and ready to learn.Talk with your child about their learning in school..
12 THANK YOU!A copy of this presentation will be available in the ‘Workshops’ area of the school website:‘KS1 SATs’ leaflet contains more details.Ideas for writing activitiesPhase 5 and 6 Phonics informationQuestions to ask when readingIndividual concerns: please make an appointment with your child’s class teacher.