3 What are SATs? Statutory assessment tests A legal requirement All 11 year olds in England sit the testsThey now measure a child’s attainment in English and Mathematics at the end of key stage 2. Until 2009 they also measured attainment in Science.
4 Administration The children work in the hall. A smaller group of children can be supported by the use of readers and applications for extra time.Attendance essentialTeacher Assessment
5 How do we prepare? Mock SATs Continuous Assessment Booster Classes Focused Maths LessonsFocused Spelling LessonsFocused SPaG Lessons‘Special Writing’ BooksHomework MaterialsAssertive MentoringGuided / Independent Reading
6 Explanation of Levels (The last year of levels!) Children develop at different levels but at the end of Year 6 the National Curriculum guidelines are as follows;Level 3c, b, a :Below the nationally expected level for a pupil at the end of Year 6.Level 4c, b, aThe nationally expected level for a pupil at the end of Year 6.Level 5c, b, aAbove the nationally expected level for a pupil at the end of Year 6.Level 6- key stage 3 expectationREMEMBER – ALL children are different.
7 What will be tested? Maths Mental Maths (20, 5, 10 and 15s questions) Maths Papers A (45 minutes – using and applying maths)Maths Paper B* (45 minutes – using and applying maths)* Paper B was previously a calculator paperEnglish4. Reading – 1 hour to read and answer questions based around 3-5 different textsSpelling, Punctuation and Grammar – 45 minutesSpelling – 20 sentences with a word missingWriting – No longer a ‘one off’ test within the SATs week. This is continuously assessed throughout the year.
8 A Typical Timetable SPaG test Monday 11th May 2014 Tuesday 12th May Wednesday 13th MayThursday 14th MayFriday15th MayReading Test1 hourSPaG testSpelling, punctuation and grammar(45mins)Spelling test(15 mins)Mental Maths Test 20 minutesMaths Test B 45 minutes*Level 6 Reading*Level 6 SPaGMaths Test A 45 minutes*Level 6 Maths A*Level 6 Maths B*Level 6 – Only children who are performing well above Level 5 selected children will sit the Level 6 papers. This will be a small number within our school and a small % nationally.
9 (previously Paper B allowed the use of a calculator) Maths TestsThere are three tests:The mental test (20%)Paper A -no calculator allowed (40%)Paper B – no calculator allowed (40%)(previously Paper B allowed the use of a calculator)Children are allowed a pencil, ruler, tracing paper, protractor and mirror for Papers A & B
10 These thresholds change from year to year Level ThresholdsLevel Mark range‘N’ awarded for the test77 – 100These thresholds change from year to year
11 Reading Test 1 hour test to read through 3 to 4 texts The texts are not linkedTexts are progressively more difficultQuestionsshorter, closed response itemsshorter, open response itemslonger, open response items that require children to explain and comment on the texts in order to demonstrate a full understanding.
12 These thresholds change from year to year Level ThresholdsLevel Mark range‘N’These thresholds change from year to year
13 Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar Test One 45 minute test followed by a spelling testvocab marks % sentence grammar mark % punctuation marks %spelling 20 marks %Even though the spelling is only 20 out of the 50 marks, this section is EXTREMELY important. Total of 70 marks
14 These thresholds change from year to year Level ThresholdsLevel Mark range‘N’These thresholds change from year to year
15 After the TestsReading and Maths Papers will be sent away to external markersReturn around the second week of JulyAnalysis of the resultsReporting to parents
16 What you can do at homeEnsure children complete homework / Study Books (After Christmas)Read regularly and ask questionsProvide writing opportunitiesLearn spellings times tables and number bondsComplete past test papers (google them)Ensure that children are rarely absentUse the ‘Links section’ of our website.During the week of the tests, ensure that the children are in school, on time and have had a good breakfast.
17 There is a handout on your table for you to take Useful WebsitesThere is a handout on your table for you to takeThis is an excellent site, providing revision help for KS2, KS3, KS 4 and KS5. This covers all subjects through activities and tests.A wide range of KS2 SATs questions, from both past papers and their own team of teachers.Revision pages at Woodlands Junior School. These revision pages support the work they do at Woodlands Junior School. They have been put together for their students to help them with their revision. Included are some sample questions taken from past Key Stage 2 SATs papers, as well as a whole host of interactive tests/quizzes.This links to lots of other websites which have games and activities on specific subjectsOver 10 years of past SAT papers for you to use(Please do not use papers after 2007 as these will be used in school during revision lessons)English and Maths revision activities and games.
18 Now it’s your turn! Selection of Reading, Maths and SPaG questions Please spend 5 minutes looking through the different types of questionsQuestions?Thank you for giving up your time this evening.