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 Post subject: Key Stage 2 SATs
PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:14 pm 
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I am seeking any information regarding the Key Stage 2 SATS Year 6 children will sit this May.
It was my understanding, that this is the first year, under the new National Curriculum and as such level descriptors will be removed and a standardised score will be used to grade the children.
However, I was surprised to read in Medway Council’s Transfer To Secondary School information, under the Keep up The Good Work hand out, that grading would be under the Level 4, 5 & 6 criteria!
Does anyone have any information on how the system will work?
Thanks in advance.


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 Post subject: Re: Key Stage 2 SATs
PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:42 pm 
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It's all in the KS2 test thread -

"From 2016, scaled scores will be used to report national curriculum test outcomes.

For the KS2 tests a scaled score of 100 will represent the ‘expected standard’. (See section 4 for more details.)

STA will publish test results on the NCA tools website on 5 July 2016. Each pupil registered for the tests will receive:

* a raw score (the number of marks awarded)
* a scaled score
* and confirmation of whether or not they attained the expected standard

Conversion tables for the 2016 tests will also be published on GOV.UK on Tuesday 5 July so schools can understand how pupils’ scaled scores are derived from their raw scores."

From: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/2016-key-st ... st-results

Teacher assessments:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/2016-key-st ... assessment


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 Post subject: Re: Key Stage 2 SATs
PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 5:12 pm 
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Guest 55,

Thank you


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 Post subject: Re: Key Stage 2 SATs
PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 5:16 pm 
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They probably haven't updated the booklet - Secondary schools will get the KS2 data whatever format it is in!


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 Post subject: Re: Key Stage 2 SATs
PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 12:41 pm 
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I'd just like to emphasise, didledad, one point which might not be so obvious. Each pupil receive a scaled score, with 100 representing the ‘expected standard’. This is very different from a standardised score, where 100 represents the arithmetic mean (average).

A child who achieves a scaled score of 100 might be above or below the average score of the cohort, depending on whether the average pupil met the ‘expected standard’ or not. As a result, extracting something useful from the scores will be a challenge.


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 Post subject: Re: Key Stage 2 SATs
PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 12:56 pm 
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The averages are going to be published I think.


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 Post subject: Re: Key Stage 2 SATs
PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 5:16 am 
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Goodheart,
Thank you for the clarification, I had wrongly assumed a scaled score of 100 and a standardised score of 100 both represented the mid point of the standard distribution of scores. However, upon reflection I can now see that a scaled score reflects an expected outcome, rather than being one of a distribution of scores that you would expect to see represented by a Bell Curve.


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