The Year 6 KS2 SATs will be administered in the week commencing 14 May 2018.
The 2018 SATs schedule is as follows:
Monday 14 May 2018 English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 1: questions
English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 2: spelling
Tuesday 15 May 2018 English reading
Wednesday 16 May 2018 Mathematics Paper 1: arithmetic
Mathematics Paper 2: reasoning
Thursday 17 May 2018 Mathematics Paper 3: reasoning
Key Stage 2 Sats, are taken by 10- and 11-year-olds at the end of Year Six.
The Key Stage 2 tests are used as a measure of school performance.
This year’s Key Stage 2 tests will be more demanding than in previous years and will be based on the new curriculum taught in England since 2014.
Pupils will sit them week beginning 9th May 2016
English reading (one paper)
English grammar, punctuation and spelling (two papers)
Mathematics (three papers)
The previous national curriculum levels have been scrapped, and instead children are given scaled scores.
You will be given your child’s raw score (the actual number of marks they get), alongside their scaled score and whether they have reached the expected standard set by the Department for Education (‘NS’ means that the expected standard was not achieved and ‘AS’ means the expected standard was achieved).
The range of scaled scores available for each KS2 test is:
80 (the lowest scaled score that can be awarded)
120 (the highest scaled score)
The expected standard for each test is a scaled score of 100 or more. If a child is awarded a scaled score of 99 or less they won’t have achieved the expected standard in the test.
The reading test is a single paper with questions based on three passages of text. Your child will have one hour, including reading time, to complete the test.
There will be a selection of question types, including:
Ranking/ordering, e.g. ‘Number the events below to show the order in which they happen in the story’
Labelling, e.g. ‘Label the text to show the title of the story’
Find and copy, e.g. ‘Find and copy one word that suggests what the weather is like in the story’
Short constructed response, e.g. ‘What does the bear eat?’
Open-ended response, e.g. ‘Look at the sentence that begins Once upon a time. How does the writer increase the tension throughout this paragraph? Explain fully, referring to the text in your answer.’