2 What are SATs?• SATs are a mixture of standard tests, tasks and teacher assessment.• In all state schools, SATs are implemented at the end of Key Stages 1 and 2.• Children are assessed in reading, writing, speaking and listening, mathematics and science.• The emphasis is on teacher judgement;
3 • Teacher assessment is on-going throughout the year. • Teacher assessment enables staff to track children’s progress through their school life.• The SATs tests and tasks are implemented in the Summer one half term to inform final teacher judgements.
4 Teacher Assessment. VERY IMPORTANT! • Teacher assessment carries as much weight as the test and task results when assigning levels.• The tests and tasks support, and should be a reflection of, the level attained by children on a regular basis in class.
5 When will they happen?• Tests and tasks will take place during the Summer one half term. They will be spread out over the half term.• The tests and tasks will be part of the normal timetable.• All SATs related activities will be complete by the middle of June.
6 Levels achieved in Year 2 SATs. • There is a set of benchmark standards that measure children’s progress through Key Stages 1 and 2.• The National Curriculum identifies 7 levels andsets out the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to demonstrate each level.
7 • At the end of Key Stage 1, the national expectation is that pupils have progressed to reach level 2b. Children will be awarded a level for the different parts of eachsubject (reading, writing, speaking and listening, mathematics and science)• The levels awarded can be:12c2b2a3• Level 3 is also split into sub-levels.
8 Literacy tests.• Any child judged to be working at a level 2c or above will complete:• A reading comprehension paper comprising of a fiction and non-fiction text• A spelling test• A long writing task• A short writing task
9 Mathematics tests.• Any child judged to be working at a level 2c or above will complete a mathematics paper, including a short mental test.
10 Children working towards a 2c. • Children who are judged to be working towards a level 2c will work in a 1-to-1 situation to complete a separate reading and mathematics task.• Reading: the children will be asked to read a section of text and they will be assessed on their fluency, accuracy and verbal comprehension.• Mathematics: the children will either complete short mathematical challenges where they will be assessed on their understanding and core maths skills. Some children will complete a level 2 maths paper with an adult reading certain parts of the paper to them.The children will still sit the same spelling and writing tasks.
11 Children working above level 2. • Children assessed by the teacher to be working above level 2a in reading and maths will be given a level 3 paper in both of these areas of the curriculum.• The timings of the level 3 papers are the same as that of a level 2 paper.• For the level 3 reading paper, the children will have separate booklets; one fiction text and one non-fiction text to read and one booklet where they record their answers. The reading paper will be conducted over a whole morning, enabling all children to have a restbetween the fiction and non-fiction sections.
12 Reporting.• We only report teacher assessment results to the Local Authority as the tests and tasks are used to inform our teacher assessments.• Parents will receive an information sheet that contains details of the teacher assessment results with the end of year report.
13 What can you do? • What you are already doing! • Regular times tables practice.• Daily reading, answering comprehension questions about the text.• Spelling practice (particularly tricky and highfrequency words)• Play word and number games.• Practise telling the time, counting real money, weighing and measuring.