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SATs are statutory assessments carried out by all UK state schools. They assess how your child’s abilities compare nationally with other children in the same year group.

Your child will be assessed at Key Stage 1 (KS1) during Year 2, at the age of 7.

Further SATs testing takes place at Key Stage 2 (KS2), when your child will take part in National Curriculum tests in English, maths and, punctuation, spelling & grammar at the end of Year 6 (usually at the age of 11).

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Key Stage 1 SATs take place in May of Year 2.

Key Stage 2 SATs are a more formal process than Key Stage 1 and take place in May of Year 6.

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English and maths papers completed by pupils at the age of seven (Key Stage 1, Year 2) are marked by the class teacher.

In contrast, all papers taken at Key Stage 2 by children at the age of 11 in English (reading and punctuation, spelling and grammar) and maths are marked externally.

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This scoring method is widely used for school assessments across the world. To calculate a child's scaled score, their raw score – in other words, the actual number of marks they achieved – will be converted into a scaled score. This is used to show whether the child has achieved the national standard for that subject. It also allows for comparisons of pupil performance over time as every scaled score represents the same level of attainment, whether a child has taken the test in 2016 or in 2019.

For KS1 SATs your child's raw SATs score – the actual number of marks they get in the tests – will be translated into a scaled score, where a score of 100 means the child is working at the expected standard. A score below 100 indicates that the child needs more support, whereas a score of above 100 suggests the child is working at a higher level than expected for their age. The maximum score possible is 115, and the minimum is 85.

In KS2, the papers are marked externally, with no teacher assessment involved.

Each child will be awarded a raw score and a scaled score, and receive confirmation of whether or not they achieved the national standard(‘NS’  means the expected standard was not achieved; ‘AS’ means the expected standard was achieved).

Please note that schools are free to report SATs results as they choose, so as a parent you might be given their sclaed score or a code (or both); you are unlikely to be told your child's raw test scores.

The list ofKS2 SATs outcome codesin full is:

  • AS: the expected standard has been achieved
  • NS: the expected standard has not been achieved
  • A: the child was absent from one or more of the test papers
  • B: the child is working below the level assessed by KS2 SATs
  • M: the child missed the test
  • T: the child is working at the level of the tests but is unable to access them (because all or part of a test is not suitable for a pupil with particular special educational needs)

Therange of scaled scores available for each KS2 test is the same, this year and in future years:

  • 80 is the lowest possible scaled score
  • 120 is the highest possible scaled score

A scaled score of 100 or more means that the child has met the expected standard in each test; a scaled score of 99 or less means they haven't reached the government-expected standard.

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Reading Writing
Hornbill School MOD Schools Average National Average       Hornbill School MOD Schools Average National Average
Whole Chort 96.9% 76.4% 71.4% Whole Cohort 96.9% 77.9% 76.3%
Boys 100% 71.5% 68.2% Boys 90% 64.1% 70.3%
Girls 95.5% 80.9% 74.9% Girls 100% 90.7% 82.6%

 

Mathematics Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling
Hornbill School MOD Schools Average National Average       Hornbill School MOD Schools Average National Average
Whole Chort 96.9% 80.4% 74.8% Whole Cohort 96.9% 83% 76.9%
Boys 100% 77.7% 74.5% Boys 100% 76.2% 72.6%
Girls 95.5% 83% 75.5% Girls 95.5% 89.4% 81.4%

 

Achieving Greater Depth
Reading Writing Maths  G, P & S
Hornbill School 40.6% 43.8% 28.1%  59.4%
MOD Schools Average 26.9% 25.5% 20.7%  33.6%
National Average 24.5% 17.7% 22.6%  30.9%

 

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For a pupil to achieve the expected standard in reading and maths they must achieve a scaled score of 100+ in the corresponding tests.

For a pupil to be working at greater depth in reading and maths they must achieve a scaled score of 110+ in the corresponding tests.

The average scaled score at Hornbill School for reading is: 109.3

The average scaled score at Hornbill School for mathematics is: 107.7

The average scaled score at Hornbill School for grammar, punctuation & spelling is: 110.4.

 

For more information about scaled scores and school performance please follow this link: https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/schools-by-type?step=phase&geographic=all®ion=0&phase=primary