Presentation to Parents click to see all text Assessment and Reporting Old national curriculum levels (e.g. Level 3, (e.g. 4, 5) Level have 3, now As you know Old national curriculum levels 4, been 5) have now abolished,
as setas out inout thein government guidelines. been abolished, set the government guidelines. From 2016, test scores will be reported as scaled scores. This means it is very difficult to compare the assessment of previous a previous years year the withcurrent the current with year.year. Your child will still be taught with the highest expectations and cover all required elements of the curriculum, similar to previous years. The new curriculum is more rigorous and sets high expectations which all
schools have had to work hard to meet since the beginning of last year. chapter menu next page Scaled Scores click to see all text What is meant by scaled scores? It has is planned been decided that 100 that will100 always will always represent
represent the national the national standard. standard. Each pupils raw test score will therefore be converted into a score on the scale, either at, above or below 100. The scale will have a lower end point somewhere below 100 and an upper end point above 100. A child who achieves the national standard (a score of 100) will be judged to have demonstrated sufficient knowledge in the areas assessed by the tests. In July 2016, 2016 for forthe thefirst firstpublication publicationof oftest testresults, results,each eachpupil pupilwill received:
receive: o A raw score (number of raw marks awarded). chapter o A scaled score in each tested subject. menu o Confirmation of whether or not they attained the national standard. next page Scaled Score Examples click to see all text On publication of the test results in July 2017 2016: A child awarded a scaled score of 100 is judged to have met the national standard in the area judged by the test. A child awarded a scaled score of more than 100 is judged to have exceeded the national standard and demonstrated a higher than expected knowledge of the curriculum for their age. A child awarded a scaled score of less than 100 is judged to have not yet met the national standard and performed below expectation for their age.
chapter menu next page Higher Attaining Pupils click to see all text Previous Key Stage 2 tests were aimed at children achieving Levels 3-5 (with a national expectation to reach at least Level 4) In the past, additional Level 6 tests were produced for children who demonstrated higher than expected attainment, above Level 5. From As lastthis year, year, there there wont
wont be be anyany separate separate tests tests forfor thethe most most able able children. children. Instead, each test will have scope for higher attaining pupils to show their Instead, strengths. each test will have scope for higher attaining pupils to show their strengths. chapter menu
next page click to see all text The Tests Key Stage 2 SATs take place nationally in the week commencing 8th 9th May 2017. 2016. Statutory tests will be administered in the following subjects: o Reading (60 minutes) o Reading Spelling (approximately (60 minutes) 15 minutes) o Punctuation, Vocabulary and Grammar (45 minutes) o Spelling Mathematics (approximately 15 minutes) - Paper 1: Arithmetic (30 minutes) o
- Paper Punctuation, 2: Reasoning Vocabulary (40 minutes) and Grammar (45 minutes) - Paper 3: Reasoning (40 minutes) o Mathematics - Paper In addition, 1: Arithmetic some schools (30 minutes) will be required to take part in Science testing, - Paper consisting 2: Reasoning of three tests (40 minutes) in Biology, Physics and Chemistry. Not all schools - Paper will take 3: Reasoning part in this(40
sampling, minutes) which takes place on a later date. All tests are externally marked. chapter menu Writing will be Teacher Assessed internally, as in recent years. next page Reading click to see all text The Reading Test consists of a single test paper with three unrelated reading texts. Children are given 60 minutes in total, which includes reading the texts and answering the questions. A total of 50 marks are available. Questions are designed to assess the comprehension and understanding
of a childs reading. Some questions are multiple choice or selected response, others require short answers and some require an extended response or explanation. chapter menu next page click to see all text pelling, Punctuation and Grammar A Spelling test is administered containing 20 words, lasting approximately 15 minutes. A separate test is given on Punctuation, Vocabulary and Grammar This test lasts for 45 minutes and requires short answer questions, including some multiple choice. Marks for these two tests are added together to give a total for Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar. chapter
menu next page Sample Questions Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Paper 1 chapter menu next page Sample Questions Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Paper 1 chapter menu next page Mathematics
click to see all text The Mathematics tests have undergone the biggest change this year. Children will sit three tests: Paper 1, Paper 2 and Paper 3. Paper 1 is for Arithmetic lasting for 30 minutes, covering calculation methods for all operations, including use of fractions, percentages and decimals. Questions gradually increase in difficulty. Not all children will be expected to access some of the more difficult questions later in the paper. Papers 2 and 3 cover Problem Solving and Reasoning, each lasting for 40 minutes. Pupils will still require calculation skills but will need to answer questions in context and decide what is required to find a solution. chapter menu next page Sample Questions Maths Paper 1: Arithmetic
chapter menu next page Sample Questions Maths Paper 2 / Paper 3 : Reasoning chapter menu next page Sample Questions Maths Paper 2 / Paper 3 : Reasoning chapter menu next page
How to Help Your Child click to see all text First and foremost, support and reassure your child that there is nothing to worry about and they should always just try their best. Praise and encourage! Ensure your child has the best possible attendance at school. school Support your child with any homework tasks. Reading, spelling and arithmetic (e.g. times tables) are always good to practise. Talk to your child about what they have learnt at school and what book(s) they are reading (the character, the plot, their opinion). Make sure your child has a good sleep and healthy breakfast every morning! chapter menu next page
click to see all text How to Help Your Child with Reading Listening to your child read can take many forms. First and foremost, focus developing an enjoyment and love of reading. Enjoy stories together reading stories to your child at KS1 and KS2 is equally as important as listening to your child read. Read a little at a time but often, rather than rarely but for long periods of time! Talk about the story before, during and afterwards discuss the plot, the characters, their feelings and actions, how it makes you feel, predict what will happen and encourage your child to have their own opinions. Look up definitions of words together you could use a dictionary, the internet or an app on a phone or tablet. All reading is valuable it doesnt have to be just stories. Reading can involve anything from fiction and non-fiction, poetry, newspapers, magazines, football programmes, TV guides. Visit the local library - its free! chapter menu
next page click to see all text How to Help Your Child with Writing Practise and learn weekly spelling lists make it fun! Encourage opportunities for writing such as letters to family or friends, shopping lists, notes or reminders, stories or poems. Write together be a good role model for writing. Encourage use of a dictionary to check spelling and a thesaurus to find synonyms and expand vocabulary Allow your child to use a computer for word processing, which will allow for editing and correcting of errors without lots of crossing out. Remember that good readers become good writers! Identify good writing features when reading (e.g. vocabulary, sentence structure, punctuation). Show your appreciation: praise and encourage, even for small successes!chapter menu next page
How to Help Your Child with Maths click to see all text Play times tables games Play mental maths games including counting in different amounts, forwards and backwards Encourage opportunities for telling the time Encourage opportunities for counting coins and money; finding amounts or calculating change when shopping Look for numbers on street signs, car registrations and anywhere else! Look for examples of 2D and 3D shapes around the home Identify, weigh or measure quantities and amounts in the kitchen or in recipes Play games involving numbers or logic, such as dominoes, card games, darts, draughts or chess chapter menu next
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