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1 SATS Presentation Miss K Johnson February 2015

2 Aims Understand what our children will be tested on and the format of the tests The role of Teacher Assessment What ‘levels’ mean How parents can help and support their children

3 What does SATs Stand For? Statutory Assessment Tasks and Tests (also includes Teacher Assessment). Usually taken at the end of Key Stage 1 (at age 7) and at the end of Key Stage 2 (at age 11). 2 July 2015

4 What level should children be at? Around 85%+ of children are at Level 4 by the end of Key Stage 2. Some children will still be at Level 3 and some children will achieve Level 5 or above. A small percentage of children will not yet be working at Level 3. 2 July 2015

5 How are the children assessed? For children working at Level 3 and above, there are two sorts of assessments: * Tests * Teacher assessments. For children working below Level 3, the only statutory assessment is teacher assessment and those children do not take the tests. 2 July 2015

6 What does teacher assessment involve and is it different from testing? Teacher assessment draws together everything the teacher or teachers know about a child, including observations, marked work and school assessments. Teacher assessment is not a ‘snapshot’ like tests and is therefore more reliable. There can be a difference between teacher assessment results and test levels. 2 July 2015

7 When do these tests happen? This year the tests dates will be from the 11 th - 15 th May. It is a busy week for children and staff alike. 2 July 2015

8 How is SATs week organised? A timetable is issued to school, telling us on which days tests must be administered. We can determine at what time tests begin. All children must sit the tests at the same time. Test papers can only be opened 1 hour before the tests begin. Tests are completed in classrooms, with any displays that may help covered over. The LA monitor 10% of schools per year. Children are divided into groups for test administration to ensure they are properly supported and feel secure. 2 July 2015

9 What help can children have? In the reading test, children must read the text and questions by themselves, but MAY have help recording their answers, if this is done in a normal classroom situation. In the maths and SPAG papers teachers can read questions to any child who asks, some children will have the whole paper read to them, on a one to one. Teachers can encourage, but not guide or say that an answer is correct or incorrect. Some children can be given up to 25% extra time if they have identified learning needs. This has to be applied for in advance. Words on a test paper can be transcribed where a marker may not be able to read a child’s answer. 2 July 2015

10 How can parents help? The best help is interest taken in learning and progress. Attending meetings and parents evenings. Supporting home learning. Not putting children under too much pressure Ensuring children arrive for tests: -in good time -having had breakfast -having gone to bed at a reasonable time 2 July 2015

11 Maths

12 The Maths Tests There are 3 papers for ALL pupils: Mental Test – out of 20 Test 1 – out of 40 Test 2 – out of 40 This is the second year that there hasn’t been a calculator paper Some pupils will sit Level 6 tests: Test 1 – out of 25 (no calculator) Test 2 – out of 25 (calculator) The decision to enter a child into the Level 6 paper will be made by the school.

13 The Mental Maths Test Wednesday 13 th May 2015 -Warm up to the written tests -Takes approximately 20 minutes -20 questions, marked out of 20 -Will cover all areas of maths with an emphasis on number


15 What you can do to a mental maths answer sheet!! Write in anything from the question that will help

16 Paper 1 and Paper 2 Wednesday 13 th May 2015 (Paper 1) Thursday 14 th May 2015 (Paper 2) 45 minutes long Tests pupils at Levels 3 to 5 Up to 25 questions and worth 40 marks Covers all areas of mathematics but number is more heavily weighted. Resources – protractor, mirror, tracing paper, ruler, pencil, rubber, sharpener

17 Level 6 papers Thursday 14 th May 2015 2 papers – 30 minutes each Level 6 papers are sat AFTER Paper 2 (L3-5) Tests pupils at Level 6 ONLY Pupils will only score a Level 6 OR a ‘no score’ and they need to achieve approximately 70% on the paper to achieve a Level 6

18 General Hints for Success Underline key words Ask for questions to be read to you Annotate diagrams Show all steps to multi-stage problems Ensure digits are legible – digit formation important Never overwrite a wrong answer – cross it out and write again

19 The Facts Learn: Basic FOUR RULES!!! Number bonds Table facts Division facts Fraction, decimal and percentage equivalents Names and properties of shapes Measure conversions (mm in a cm etc)

20 How you can help at home Regular tables practice Regular four rules calculation practice Revision / practice resources Websites – mymaths, woodlands junior, bbc bitesize Ensure homework completed and handed in on time Keep in touch – contact your child’s maths teacher if you have any questions

21 What do SATs questions look like and some helpful strategies

22 Write down any calculations that will help Cross out mistakes, don’t overwrite Underline key words

23 Record key facts to help Show ALL working out Annotate diagrams

24 Write down any calculations you need Always put the answer in the answer box!

25 ENGLISH 2 July 2015

26 Reading Comprehension The reading test was changed in 2014. This year, as last year, the texts in the levels 3-5 English reading booklet will not be linked by a theme. The booklet will contain three or four texts. The least demanding text will come first with the following texts increasing in level of difficulty. Instead of being given 15 minutes reading time and 45 minutes to answer the questions, children will have a total of one hour to read the texts and complete the questions at their own pace. 2 July 2015

27 The reading answer booklet will comprise approximately 35 to 40 questions (totalling 50 marks). The questions are: shorter, closed response items (such as multiple choice and matching questions); shorter, open response items longer, open response items that require children to explain and comment on the texts in order to demonstrate a full understanding. Questions are worth 1, 2 or 3 marks. 2 July 2015

28 Marks are clear Instructions are clear

29 Phrase / sentence / word

30 Very few longer answers last year – 3 marks = 3 points, 3 reasons all fully developed.

31 English grammar, punctuation and spelling A new statutory test of English grammar, punctuation and spelling was introduced for children at the end of Key Stage 2 from May 2013. 2 July 2015

32 The level 3-5 test will assess children’s abilities in the following technical aspects of English: grammar; punctuation; spelling; vocabulary; 2 July 2015

33 Examples 2 July 2015

34 Examples 2 July 2015

35 Examples 2 July 2015

36 Examples 2 July 2015

37 2015 Test Timetable 11 th May12 th May13 th May14 th May15 th May Reading Test 1 hour English grammar, punctuation and spelling test Mental Maths Test 20 minutes Maths Test 2 45 minutes Maths Test 1 45 minutes Level 6 Reading Level 6 SPAGLevel 6 Maths papers 1 & 2 2 July 2015

38 Thank you! Your children are amazing! They have coped well with Foundation, KS1 and KS2. They’ve now got a good foundation to continue their learning journey… wherever that might take them. Thanks for your support! Any questions… ?

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