End of Key Stage 1 assessments (SATs)
Children in Year 2 undertake end of key stage assessments during May. The tests (SATs) are presented to children as a 'special booklet' to be completed. Over the course of May children sit a maths arithmetic paper, a maths reasoning paper, a spelling paper, two reading papers and a paper focusing on grammar, punctuation and vocabulary. These are completed in a quiet room within the school and are supervised by Mrs Marson.
The class teacher will consider the level of work in your child's everyday school books, along with the test outcome, before reaching an end of key stage judgement against the Teacher Assessment Frameworks issued by the government. These assessments are then used to determine where a child is working within the curriculum expectations. The child is then assessed to be working towards the expected level, at the expected level or working at greater depth for reading, maths and GPVS (grammar, punctuation, vocabulary and spelling). Some children may be assessed at working at pre key stage level if they have been unable to demonstrate their understanding at a key stage 1 level, children at pre key stage level will not sit the SATs tests. The levels for reading, writing, maths and science are reported nationally.
These levels will be shared with you in your child's end of year school report, along with assessments of other national curriculum subjects.
The following video and documents, produced by the Standards and Testing Agency, provides information for parents about these assessments:
National curriculum tests (SATs) at key stage 1.mp4
Mrs Marson is an experienced moderator for Warwickshire County Council at Key Stage 1. This is an advantage to the school as it means within the school we are one of the first to receive updates and training that can be passed onto our teachers. It also means that our teachers have extra support around making accurate judgements against national expectations.
If you have any further questions about the SATs or end of year expectations, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Mrs Marson.