At the end of Year 2, children will take SATs in: Each paper is worth 50 per cent of the marks, and should take around 30 minutes, but children are not be strictly timed, as the tests are not intended to assess children’s ability to work at speed.The texts in the reading papers cover a range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, and get progressively more difficult towards the end of the test.Children should expect to be tested on a range of texts, including both fiction and non-fiction.
Instead of the old national curriculum levels, children are given a scaled score.
Their raw score – the actual number of marks they get – is translated into a scaled score, where a score of 100 means the child is working at the expected standard.
The Department for Education aims for 85 per cent of children to reach the expected standard (this is a higher standard than was expected before 2016).
You can also look through free past papers from previous years – although the format and content of the new SATs is different, they will still help to familiarise your child with exam procedure.
SPAG Paper 2 – This is a two part Grammar, Punctuation and Vocabulary test.
Children will have a mix of multiple choice questions or questions where they need to give a full answer such as writing a sentence out correctly.
Teacher assessments are also used to build up a picture of your child’s learning and achievements.
In addition, your child will receive an overall result saying whether they have achieved the required standard in the tests (your child's actual results won't be communicated to you unless you ask for them).
Test administration instructions and mark schemes are also provided.
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