Porchester Junior School
KS2 SATs meeting
Parents’ Information Evening
27th March 2013
Overview
• SATs, or Standard Assessment Tests are statutory end of key stage tests in the
core subjects of the National Curriculum: English and mathematics.
• The Key Stage 2 tests are designed to test children’s knowledge and
understanding of the Key Stage 2 curriculum.
• They provide a snapshot of a child’s attainment at the end of a Key Stage.
• Papers are sent away for independent marking and returned to the school in
June. Final levels are issued in July.
When is SATs week?
Monday 13th May – Thursday 16th May 2013
Timetable
Morning
Afternoon
Monday
13th May
Reading test
Level 6
Reading test
Tuesday
14th May
Grammar, punctuation
and spelling test
Level 6
Spelling, punctuation and
grammar test
Wednesday
15th May
Maths Paper A
Thursday
16th May
Maths Paper B
Mental Maths
Level 6
Maths papers 1 and 2
Types of Tests
Maths
• Paper A (non calculator)
• Paper B (calculator)
• Mental maths
45 minutes
45 minutes
20 minutes
English
• Reading
• Grammar, punctuation and spelling
60 minutes
45 mins and 15 mins
Pupils are no longer required to take a writing test. Instead the school will
submit teacher assessment levels based on the performance of the pupils over the
course of the year.
What are SAT levels?
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Level 3: Below the nationally expected level of attainment for a pupil at the end of Year 6.
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Level 4: The nationally expected level of attainment for a pupil at the end of Year 6.
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Level 5: Above the nationally expected level of attainment for a pupil at the end of Year 6.
A score of just over half the available marks will usually achieve a Level 4
Separate levels are awarded for maths; reading; writing and grammar, punctuation & spelling.
Level 6 papers
• In 2012 optional level 6 key stage 2 SATs papers were
introduced for high attaining pupils.
• This year we have decided to put forward a small number of
pupils, who are demonstrating attainment above level 5, for
these additional tests.
• If a child does not pass the level 6 test they will be awarded the
level achieved in the regular test.
How can you support your child?
The hand-out provided offers a range of
suggestions for preparing your child for the tests.
Key areas are:
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Read, read and read some more
Revise
Be positive. Encourage your child.
Regular and early bedtimes
Breakfast
Water bottle
Any Questions?
Reading test (Level 3-5)
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Children are given a reading booklet with three to four texts on the same theme.
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The children are given 15 minutes to read the booklet.
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They then have 45 minutes to answer approximately 35 questions totalling 50 marks.
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Children can refer back to the texts in the reading booklet throughout the tests.
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Questions are: shorter closed response items and longer, more open response types.
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Questions are worth 1,2 or 3 marks.
Reading test (Level 6)
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A reading booklet containing around three or four texts based on the same theme
which children have 10 minutes to read.
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They may refer back to the text to answer questions.
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There are approximately 25 questions (Totalling 30-35marks)
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They have 50 minutes to answer the questions.
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Questions are worth 1,2,3 or 4 marks.
Grammar,
Punctuation and Spelling
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The test will assess children’s ability in grammar, punctuation, spelling and vocabulary.
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The results for thistest will be reported separately by the Department of Education.
This means no overall English level will be given.
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Pupil’s writing will be assessed by Teachers.
Maths (Level 3 - 5)
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Test A is a non calculator paper, lasting 45 minutes. (40 marks)
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Test B is a calculator paper lasting 45 minutes long.(40 marks)
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Mental Mathematics test lasts 20 minutes. (20 marks)
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Children’s marks from all three tests are aggregated to calculate their overall
mathematics level.
Maths (Level 6)
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Paper 1 is a non calculator paper, lasting 30 minutes.
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Paper 2 is a calculator paper lasting 30 minutes long.
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Children’s marks from all three tests are aggregated to calculate their overall
mathematics level.
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Level 6 - Porchester Junior