I realise that the results are sent to the new school - but I think what I was getting at was that in the past, not all schools have used
them, or perhaps not beyond sorting who goes into the "super-class"
We were told by the new school that they wouldn't use them.
You have me intrigued...may I ask you to clarify, if possible and I want to emphasize that I'm not being "testy"?
You say that schools are measured on their progress from KS2 level and then mention that as a teacher, you'd be silly not
to use them. I can see that on one level, from the perspective of the "organisation" (school), they're being used for number crunching and dare I say it, league tables. However, how would
a teacher use KS2 SATS? Would it be for target-setting? We know from personal experience that there's good and bad in schools and teaching and all that has helped to enrich our decision-making process as parents. So on the back of your reassuring statement that you'd be silly not to use SATS results, may I ask if this is a common approach or something that's desirable but not widespread?
How would a teacher make use of the info if for example, there's no streaming put in place for one specific class...ever..from Year 7 through to 11 cos they are
the top stream?
DH has reminded me that our DD1 was allotted a place in the "super-class" before her KS2 SATS results were handed down to us, so that means they didn't use the results for that purpose
I have to say that I'm intrigued by the whole process of KS2 SATS results and transitioning, especially after a very interesting discussion with DD2's HM the other day about how the whole reporting process and assigning levels is changing this year.
I totally agree with you as to their usefulness versus 11+ results