Lutley Primary School

Tel: 01384 818220

Email: info@lutley.dudley.sch.uk

SATs

The key stage 2 tests are timetabled from Monday 8 May to Thursday 11 May 2017.

DateActivity
Monday 8 May 2017 English reading
Tuesday 9 May 2017 English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 1: questions
English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 2: spelling
Wednesday 10 May 2017 Mathematics Paper 1: arithmetic
Mathematics Paper 2: reasoning
Thursday 11 May 2017 Mathematics Paper 3: reasoning

2016 unvalidated results for Key stage 2

Achieving required standard

 

Lutley

National

Dudley

Reading

77%

66%

61%

Maths

75%

70%

66%

SPAG

91%

72%

69%

Writing TA

84%

74%

73%

 

Achieving required standard in Reading writing and maths

 

Lutley

National

Dudley

RWM

62%

53%

48%

RWM greater depth

3%

5%

4%

Greater Depth

 

Lutley

National

Dudley

Reading

26%

19%

14%

Maths

14%

17%

12%

SPAG

40%

23%

18%

Average scaled score

 

Lutley

National

Dudley

Reading

105

103

101

Maths

103

103

102

SPAG

108

104

103

 

 Key stage 1 and key stage 2 SAT tests

 2015 Key stage 1 results

Level 2+

 

National (Provisional)

Lutley

Reading

90%

99%

Writing

87%

99%

Mathematics

92%

99%

Level 3

 

National (Provisional)

Lutley

Reading

32%

72%

Writing

20%

50%

Mathematics

27%

56%



Key stage 1 

The Key Stage 1 tests and tasks are taken in Year 2 and the results are used to inform teacher assessment.

Your child won’t be tested on anything that hasn’t been covered by the national curriculum in the previous two years. In some cases the tasks will be part of normal classroom work and your child may not even know that they are being assessed. All tests begin with a 10-minute introduction to explain to the children what will happen. This gives your child an opportunity to ask questions to check that they understand what they need to do.

The class teacher will mark your child’s tests and tasks.

English

Your child will be assessed in three areas in their key stage 1 English tests:

  1. Reading
  2. Writing
  3. Spelling

Reading: This will be assessed by either a test or task.

The task involves the child reading to the teacher from a book and answering questions orally. This will assess your child’s understanding of the story.

The test involves reading a story and answering written questions that assess your child’s understanding of the story (around 45 minutes). The reading test can be taken individually, in a group or as a class. The teacher will decide which is most appropriate.

Writing: The assessment involves two writing tasks to be completed on two different days (around 45 minutes for the longer task and around 30 minutes for the shorter one). Your child’s handwriting will also be assessed.

Spelling: Your child will sit a separate spelling test in which they will spell 20 words (less than 30 minutes).

Maths

Your child will sit a maths test that requires them to draw on their skills of using and applying maths. These skills include:

  1. counting, reading and writing whole numbers up to 100, and putting them in order
  2. doubling numbers or halving them
  3. explaining how they solved a problem
  4. being able to tell if numbers are odd or even.

Explanation of levels

After your child has taken the key stage 1 reading, writing and maths tests, their marks are then compared to the level thresholds (the minimum mark required to gain each level) to see what level they have achieved.

Your child’s teacher uses the outcome of the tests and tasks to make their final assessment. The levels are W (Working towards a level 1), 1, 2C, 2B, 2A, 3 and 4 or above. These individual test results are not reported in isolation but are used to inform the teacher assessment level. The majority of children at the end of key stage 1 will reach level 2 (2C, 2B, 2A).

What next?

Information gathered about your child’s learning abilities and how they have progressed will provide their year 3 teacher with a good base on which to build their learning.

What do the levels mean?

The National Curriculum has eight levels. Children are expected to work their way through one level every two years. At the end of Year 2 children are expected to achieve level 2. At the end of Year 6, children are expected to achieve level 4. Levels are sub-divided. For example Level 2 can be, either 2a (slightly above average) 2b (average) or 2c (slightly below average.) If a child has achieved the expected level it means that they show knowledge and skills that are the same as or slightly better than most children of the same age nationally. The results show whether or not your child has reached the expected National Curriculum levels for their year group.

Key stage 2

2015 Key stage 2 results Level 4+

 

National

Lutley

2 levels progress from Key stage 1 to Key stage 2

Reading

89%

99%

91%

Writing TA:

87%

100%

100%

Grammar, punctuation and spelling:

79%

96%

N/A

Mathematics

87%

100%

100%

Reading, writing & maths

80%

99%

N/A



Level 5+

 

National

Lutley

Reading

48%

63%

Writing TA:

36%

69%

Grammar, punctuation and spelling:

55%

78%

Mathematics

41%

56%

Reading, writing & maths

24%

44%