ks2sats 2015 - Randal Cremer Primary School

Randal Cremer Primary
Friday 16th January 2015
Kim, Ms Manzini and Mr Leng
What does SATs stand for?
 Statutory Assessment Tasks and Tests (also
includes Teacher Assessment)
 At the end of Key Stage 1 (at age 7) and at
the end of Key Stage 2 (at age 11)
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What level should
children be at?
 A typical 11 year old is expected to be a Level
4 by the end of Key Stage 2.
 Some children will still be at Level 3 and
some children will achieve Level 5 or above.
 Level 5 is a typical 13 year old and level 6 is a
typical 14 year old.
 A small percentage of children will not yet
be working at Level 3.
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How are the children assessed?
 For children working at Level 3 and above,
there are two sorts of assessments:
A) Teacher assessments
B) Tests
 For children working below Level 3, the only
statutory assessment is teacher assessment
and those children do not take the tests.
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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
normal class lessons, observations, marked work and
school assessments.
 Teacher assessment is not a ‘snapshot’ like tests and is
therefore more reliable.
 Due to the above, there can be a difference between
teacher assessment results and test levels.
 Teacher assessment only, is used for children who work
below level 3.
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Teacher Assessments:
 Speaking and Listening
 Reading
 Writing
 Using and Applying
 Number and Algebra
 Shape, Space and Measures
 Handling Data
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Teacher Assessments: (cont.)
 Scientific Enquiry
 Life Processes
 Materials and their Properties
 Physical Processes
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When do KS2 tests happen?
 This year the test dates will be from Monday
11th - 15th May 2014
 Please avoid taking your child out of school
during this time and in the weeks leading up
to the tests.
 This will be a busy week!
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Reading Comprehension
 This year the texts in the levels 3-5 English reading
booklet will not be linked by a theme. The booklet
will contain three or four different texts. The least
demanding text will come first with the following
texts increasing in level of difficulty
 Instead of being given 15 minutes reading time and
45 minutes to answer the questions, children will
have a total of one hour to read the texts and
complete the questions at their own pace.
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 The reading answer booklet will comprise of
approximately 35 to 40 questions (totalling 50
marks). The questions are:
 shorter, closed response items (such as
multiple choice and matching questions)
 shorter, open response items
 longer, open response items that require
children to explain and comment on the texts
in order to demonstrate a full understanding.
 Questions are worth 1, 2 or 3 marks.
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English grammar, punctuation and
 A new statutory test of English grammar,
punctuation and spelling was introduced
for children at the end of Key Stage 2
from May 2013.
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The level 3-5 test will assess children’s
abilities in the following technical
aspects of English:
 grammar;
 punctuation;
 spelling;
 vocabulary.
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Circle all the adverbs in the sentence below.
Open the drawers carefully and quietly when
using the filing cabinet.
Add a suffix to this word to make an adjective.
dread ______________
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Underline the subordinate clause in each
sentence below. One has been done for you.
Although his Mum thought they were very
smart, Peter disliked his new trousers.
Before he could go swimming, Ali packed his
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Complete the sentence below with a
contraction that makes sense.
If you give me the recipe____________
buy the ingredients on the way home.
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This year, the levels 3-5 mathematics test consists of:
 two non-calculator test papers, Paper 1 and
Paper 2, each lasting 45 minutes
 mental mathematics test, lasting 20 minutes
Children’s marks from all three tests are aggregated
to calculate their overall mathematics score/level.
 Level 6 children will still have a calculator paper
following the previous years’ format.
Teachers may read questions in both written papers
to pupils if asked.
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Example questions for level 3-5.
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Level 3-5 continued.
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Level 3-5 continued.
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Example question for level 6
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Calculator paper – level 6
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•Science sampling tests for
children at the end of Key Stage
2 recommence in June this year,
on a biennial basis.
•Only 5 children randomly
selected from 1900 schools in
England to take 3 science papers
(25mins. each)
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How is SATs week organised?
 A timetable is issued to school, telling us
which days tests must be administered.
We can determine at what time tests begin.
All children must sit the tests at the same time.
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.
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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 maths, papers 1 and 2, teachers can read
questions to any child who asks.
 Also in the SPAG test, children can ask for questions
read to them but nothing can be explained.
 We will also run an Easter school, Year 6 Boosters
after school and provide breakfast during SATS
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How can parents help?
 The best help is by taking an interest in your child’s
learning and progress. Giving positive encouragement.
 Attending meetings and parents evenings.
 Supporting regular and thorough home learning.
 Fun websites: MyMaths/BBC Bitesize.
 Not putting children under too much pressure.
 Ensuring children arrive for tests:
in good time
with equipment – pen, water bottle, snack, etc.,
having had breakfast
having gone to bed at a reasonable time!
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2012013 Test Timetable3 Test
2015 Test Timetable
11th May
12th May
Reading Test
English grammar, Mental Maths
punctuation and Test
spelling test
20 minutes
1 hour to read and
answer at own pace
13th May
45 mins./15mins.
14th May
Maths Test B
No calculator
45 minutes
Maths Test A
No calculator
45 minutes
Level 6 Reading
(10mins. reading
time+ 50 mins. to
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Level 6 SPAG
(1 hour inc. 30
mins. Extended
writing task)
Level 6 Maths
papers 1 & 2
30 minutes each
(Calculator allowed
in paper 2)
15h May
Reporting Levels
Reading, SPAG and maths tests are all externally
Test results are returned to the school in July and
will be reported, along with teacher assessments, to
parents by the end of the year.
Secondary schools also use this data to support their
transition programmes for moving in to Year 7.
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Hopefully this has been helpful
and not daunting!
Thanks for coming
along today!
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