I posted this query in "PRIMARY" but I'm not sure how many parents are active there so I give it a try here:
Are the SATS tests supposed to be age standardised? I thought they were, but I might be wrong.... In particular, I'm concerned about the writing, since the teacher is now supposed to do that without any official test at the end of the year. Must be hard for an (unexperienced) teacher to give a standardised grade (?)
I found the following document after a bit of searching:https://www.gov.uk/teacher-assessment-k
"...The teacher’s handbooks and guides include mark schemes, level threshold information and age standardised scores so that you can mark the tests and attribute appropriate levels."
So, quite clearly age standardised scores are given.
Thus, will a child born in August require lower RAW score than a child born in Sep to achieve eg level 3b? (assuming Sep children score better on the average than Aug children)
Or are the age standardised scores presented separately.... and a certain grade requires a certain raw score?
If the grades are supposed to be age standardised, this must be rather hard hen it comes to the "Writing" assessment.