Presentation on theme: "SATs 2011. What are SATs? SATs are a series of assessments carried out at the end of a Key Stage to assess progress within the National Curriculum The."— Presentation transcript:
What are SATs? SATs are a series of assessments carried out at the end of a Key Stage to assess progress within the National Curriculum The three core subjects are tested: English, Maths and Science. In Year 2 the tests are marked and graded in school, in Year 6 the assessments are marked externally.
How will we administer the tests? To ensure that the testing process is as stress free as possible the tests will be taken in small groups, in the classroom environment. The testing process will be kept as relaxed as is possible.
How are the tests graded? The number of marks required for each level is not released until after the final test is completed. The tests will be awarded Level 3 Level 4 or Level 5 depending on their numerical score The final levels will be available to the school from 5th July.
English The English test is split into 4 sections: Reading Comprehension Short Writing Task Long Writing Task Spelling The teacher can read instructions only in these tests.
Maths The Maths test is split into 3 sections: Paper A – No calculator Paper B - Calculator allowed Mental Test – CD Children who find reading the questions difficult will be given a ‘reader’ to enable support.
Science The Science test is split into two equal sections: Paper A Paper B Both papers are of equal difficulty and cover a wide range of topics. The papers cover practical science by asking questions relating to experimentation. Children who find reading the questions difficult will be in a small group to enable support.
Preparation for the tests - Additional Science sessions -Springboard Maths -Literacy Booster Units -Test based lessons There are many other publications available to support revision.
Web based resources http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/ http://www.st-josephs-pickering.n- yorks.sch.uk/past_test_papers.htmhttp://www.st-josephs-pickering.n- yorks.sch.uk/past_test_papers.htm http://www.icteachers.co.uk/children/children_sats.htm http://www.legend.yorks.com/~calverms/contents.htm http://www.yourschoolsite.co.uk/tests/Introduction.html http://www.compare4kids.co.uk/learn.php
A final note…… Whilst these tests are very important, they are not the only measure of progress used by us or the secondary schools. Each child is given a teacher assessment in addition to test scores which is based on work completed throughout the whole year.