Presentation on theme: "SAT’s Information Parent’s Meeting 10 th February 2016 20 February 2016."— Presentation transcript:
SAT’s Information Parent’s Meeting 10 th February 2016 20 February 2016
To share important information about KS2 SATs, especially focussing on the changes this year. Discuss / share ideas about how you as a parent can help your child at home. Aims of the session
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). 20 February 2016
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. Writing is assessed through Teacher Assessment only. 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. Teacher assessment only, is used for children who are working significantly below national standards and are unable to access the test. 20 February 2016
Key Stage 2 SAT’s Changes In 2014/15 a new national curriculum framework was introduced by the government for Years 1,3,4 and 5. However, Years 2 and 6 (due to statutory testing) continued to study the previous curriculum for one further year. In 2015/16 children in all years at Key Stage 1 and 2 are expected to now study the new national curriculum. KS1 (Year 2) and KS2 SAT’s (Year 6) will reflect the new curriculum for the first time this year. The current Y6 will be the first pupils to receive the new tests and the first to receive the new style of reporting results. 20 February 2016
How are the children assessed? ‘Your child will still be taught with the highest expectations and cover all required elements of the curriculum, similar to previous years. The new curriculum is more rigorous and sets high expectations which all schools have had to work hard to meet since the beginning of last year. Old’ national curriculum levels (e.g. Level 3,4,5) have been abolished as set out in the government guidelines. This means it is very difficult to compare the assessment of a previous year with the current year. Test scores will now be reported as ‘scaled scores’ 20 February 2016
Scaled Scores 100 will always represent the ‘national standards’. Pupil’s raw test score will be converted into a score on the scale, either at, above or below 100. This scale will have a lower end point somewhere below 100 and an upper end point above 100. A child who achieved the ‘national standard’ (a score of 100) will be judged to have demonstrated sufficient knowledge in the areas of assessed by the tests. In July 2016 each pupil will receive: A raw score (number of raw marks awarded). A scaled score in each tested subject. Confirmation of whether or not they attained the national standard. 20 February 2016
Higher Achieving Pupils Previous Key Stage 2 tests were aimed at children achieving Levels 3-5 (with a national expectation to reach at least Level 4). In the past, additional Level 6 tests were produced for children who demonstrated higher than expected attainment, above Level 5. From this year, there won’t be any separate tests for the most able children. Instead, each test will have scope for higher attaining pupils to show their strengths. 20 February 2016
SCIENCE 20 February 2016 In 2014 the recommendation was for Science sampling tests, (biannually) for children at the end of key stage 2.Therefore there will be science sampling in 2016. Teacher Assessments will be submitted as in previous years.
When do these tests happen? This year the tests dates will be from the 9 th - 14 th May. It is a busy week for children and staff alike. 20 February 2016
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 if adaptions are needed to be made. 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. 20 February 2016
2016 Test Timetable 9 th May10 th May11 th May12 th May13 th May Reading Test 1 hour English Punctuation, vocabulary and grammar 45 minutes Maths Paper 1 Arithmetic 30 minutes Maths Test 3 Reasoning 40 minutes Spelling 15 minutes Maths Test 2 Reasoning 40 minutes 20 February 2016 Writing will be ‘teacher assessed’ internally, as in recent years.
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 GaPS 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 may have a prompter assigned to them if concentration and speed is an issue, 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. 20 February 2016
How can parents help? The best support is interest taken in your child’s 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 20 February 2016