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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:17 am 
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Please could you explain something relating to year 4 maths:

1. Are there any test papers a child has to be given at the end of the year or is it optional to make them sit down and do a written test?

2. If it is compulsory, are there differents tests for different NC levels .... if there are please could you explain this a bit more?

2. What DfE document sets out the way a year 4 child should be teacher assessed in maths?

3. If a school was choosing to use old test papers regularly, is there a choice of levels? How does this work please e.g. is there one paper on which you could get a 3a to 3c, another for 4a to 4c, another 5a to 5c etc? Or is it 3 to 5 all on one paper?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:02 pm 
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Anyone?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:05 pm 
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I am sure Guest55 will be along later, mystery, and she will have the answers for you.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:57 pm 
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it's not compulsory, but many schools do the QCA tests ( often called optional or "mini sats" ) it;s the same paper every year

The one paper covers a range of levels ( as in the Y6 level 3- 5 paper) the number of correct answers gives teh overall level.

Best to find out what assessment the school uses, many schools use APP ( assessing pupil progress) , assessment will be ongoing throughout the year


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:28 pm 
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There's a choice of papers: level 2 to 3 and level 3 to 4.

Pupils should have progressed one level from KS1 by the end of Year 4.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:42 pm 
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Ok - she did a test paper at the end of year 3 on which she came out as a 4c. What paper was that likely to have been? And what therefore would she be likely to sit at the end of year 4?
Are the papers you are talking about Guest 55 the same as the ones that Yoyo is talking about?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:46 pm 
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Yes - optional SATs - she'll take the level 3 to 4 paper.


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Clip, clop, clip, clop. She has reliable little hooves, doesn't she, mystery? :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:15 pm 
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Hooves! :lol:

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:55 pm 
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Ok, so the level 3 to 4 paper is what she would have done last year too to get a 4c or have they given this grade on the basis of a level 2 to 3 paper? How can you get a level 5 at the end of year 4 with a level 3 to 4 paper?


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