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29 th January, 2015 (SATS) Standard Attainment Tests
National Curriculum subjects The National Curriculum, taught to all pupils, is made up of blocks of years, known as key stages: Years 1 and 2 in a lower/primary school are known as Key Stage 1 Years 3 to 6 in lower/primary school are known as Key Stage 2
The National Curriculum Compulsory Subjects: English, Maths, Science - Core SubjectsEnglish, Maths, Science - Core Subjects Geography, History, Art, D & T, P.E., Music, Computing – Foundation SubjectsGeography, History, Art, D & T, P.E., Music, Computing – Foundation Subjects -Schools also have to teach R.E., although parents have the right to remove their child from the R.E. Curriculum. -Schools are also advised to teach P.S.H.E. and a modern foreign language from Key Stage 2.
End of Key Stage Assessments Tasks are undertaken near the end of Key Stage One in May in: MathsMaths Reading (comprehension)Reading (comprehension) WritingWriting (incl. handwriting and spelling) These tasks are used to support the teacher’s on-going assessment of your child’s progress. Only the teacher’s assessment is reported to the local authority.
What is Teacher Assessment? Teachers constantly gather evidence about pupil performance. This on-going assessment is more reliable than tests which are just a snapshot of achievement. Not all children will achieve their best in the tests and some may excel. Teacher assessment helps to create a balanced picture.
The tests can be taken at a time the school chooses. The results are not reported separately but are used to help the teacher assess your child's work. The teacher assessment is then moderated by your local authority. This is to make sure teachers make consistent assessments of children's work. Assessments
At the end of Key Stage One, a child can be levelled as: W – working towards level 1 1 – working at level 1 2C – working just below the national average 2B – working at the expected level (national average) 2A – working above the expected level 3 – working significantly above the expected level.
Maths Children are supported to read the questions and, within reason, given as much time as they need to answer.
Year 2 (End of Key Stage 1 results) Year 2 (End of Key Stage 1 results)
Key Points If it is appropriate, children can have the Maths paper read to them. No help can be given with the Reading or spelling tests. No child will be made to undertake test that is not accessible to them. Teacher assessments (with evidence) are more important than test results. Assessments are sent to the Local Education Authority and have no major impact on the child’s future education as assessments are done regularly to inform teachers of their planning.