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1 KS1 SATS 2016 KS1 SATS Guidance for Parent 2016

2 KS1 SATS 2016 In 2014/15 a new national curriculum framework was introduced by the government for Years 1, 3, 4 and 5

3 KS1 SATS 2016 However, Years 2 and 6 (due to statutory testing) continued to study the previous curriculum for one further year.

4 KS1 SATS 2016 In 2015/16 children in all years at Key Stage 1 and 2 are expected to now study the new national curriculum. KS1 (Year 2) and KS2 SATs (Year 6) will reflect the new curriculum for the first time this year

5 KS1 SATS 2016 Old national curriculum levels (e.g. Level 1, 2,3, 4, 5) have now been abolished, as set out in the government guidelines. From 2016, test scores will be reported as scaled scores

6 KS1 SATS 2016 This means it is very difficult to compare the assessment of a previous year with the current year. Your child will still be taught with the highest expectations and cover all required elements of the curriculum, similar to previous years

7 KS1 SATS 2016 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

8 KS1 Assessment A Summary At the end of Key Stage 2 there will be an expected standard set A child must meet all the criteria consistently to get the expected standard judgement.

9 KS1 Assessment in 2016 What is meant by scaled scores? It is planned that 100 will always represent the national standard. Each pupil s raw test score will therefore be converted into a score on the scale, either at, above or below 100.

10 Key Changes SATS 2016 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. 100

11 Marking guidance for KS1 tests will include conversion tables. Teachers will use these to translate pupil s raw scores into scaled scores to see whether each pupil has met the national standard. Teachers will use the scaled scores to inform their teacher assessment judgements.

12 SCALED SCORES On publication of the test results in July 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.

13 WHAT WILL BE ASSESSED BY TESTS? TESTS for YEAR 2 in 2016 READING TEST 1 combined reading prompt and answer booklet TEST 2 more challenging separate reading booklet and reading answer booklet All Children sit BOTH tests NO SPaG TEST 1 - Spelling TEST 2 English, Punctuation, Spelling & Grammar Maths TEST 1 - Arithmetic TEST 2 - Reasoning In 2016 the tests will be marked internally by teachers and, in some cases, the results moderated by Local Authorities.

14 WHAT WILL BE TEACHER ASSESSED? TEACHER ASSESSMENT READING WRITING MATHS Teacher assessment using Interim Framework Teacher assessment using Interim Framework Teacher assessment using Interim Framework Teacher assessment using Interim Framework SCIENCE In 2016 the tests will be marked internally by teachers and, in some cases, the results moderated by Local Authorities.

15 KEY POINTS The new curriculum is more challenging and has an increased focus on developing children s subject knowledge and skills. The new National Curriculum does not have levels of attainment, but instead has expectations children are required to meet at each banding (EXPECTATED STANDARD). These (test) materials are designed to give teachers an indication of how the new curriculum will be assessed from It reflects areas of the curriculum that have changed, therefore the questions may be unfamiliar or more challenging. No levels Scaled Scores DfE Guidance 2016 key stage 2 mathematics: sample test materials, mark schemes and test administration instructions.

16 READING 2016 Interim Teacher Assessment Framework at end of KS1 - STA 2016

17 SAMPLE READING TEST QUESTIONS Reading Test 1 has combined text, questions and answers. Children will be asked to tick correct answers, they will be expected to find and retrieve facts and sometimes explain their answers.

18 Reading Test 2 will have a more challenging separate reading booklet and reading answer booklet.

19 What is the Expected Standard in writing? The DfE have issued some guidance for schools. However, the Exemplification materials are new and are not exhaustive. It is believed that further guidance will be issued for schools before May. Children are expected to be able to write using a range of different genres.

20 N O SPaG TEST THIS YEAR Children will be asked to tick correct answers and will be expected to understand how to use tables.

21 SAMPLE MATHS TEST QUESTIONS - ARITHMETIC

22 SAMPLE MATHS TEST QUESTIONS - REASONING Some questions are read by the teacher. Look at the picture of Sam and Ben in question 5. Sam s arm is fifty centimetres long. Ben s arm is forty centimetres long. How much longer is Sam s arm than Ben s arm? Write your answer in the box.

23 How are we preparing? Teaching the more challenging learning objectives set out in the National Curriculum 2014 Continuous Assessment Focused Maths Lessons Focused Spelling Lessons Focused SPaG Lessons (Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar) Guided and Independent Reading Writing Assessments carried out regularly Practising previous SATS papers Teaching test techniques and vocabulary (eg insert ) Home Learning to support teaching & learning in school Target Setting Mentoring and support Keeping up to date with information provided by the DfE

24 WHEN ARE THE TESTS? All KS1 SATs will be held in May 2016

25 How to help your child at home Reassure your child - they should always just try their best. Support your child with any homework tasks. Reading, spelling and arithmetic (e.g. times tables) are always good to practise. Short bursts of mental maths, times tables and problem solving etc. Read regularly and discuss a variety of texts not just listening to your child read. Talk to your child about what they have learnt at school and what book(s) they are reading (the character, the plot, their opinion).

26 SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS & DISABILITIES Some support can be given to children who have a Statement, or Educational Health Care Plan. Requests for additional time will be made by teachers using their knowledge of children and the children s individual needs. Children who are unable to sit and work for a long period because of a disability or because of behavioural, emotional or social difficulties may receive some support. Children with English as an additional language and who have limited fluency in English may receive some support.

27 NO MORE LEVELS! Children develop at different times and in individual ways, but at the end of Year 6 the DfE guidelines for English and maths are as follows:- Children not meeting the WORKING TOWARDS Nationally Expected Standard category for a pupil at the end of Year 6 WORKING TOWARDS the Nationally Expected Standard for a pupil at the end of Year 6 WORKING AT the Nationally Expected Standard for a pupil at the end of Year 6 WORKING AT GREATER DEPTH within the Nationally Expected Standard for a pupil at the end of Year 6 For Science pupils will be grouped into 2 categories - Working at the expected standard, or a category for those pupils who do not meet the standard. REMEMBER ALL CHILDREN ARE DIFFERENT!

28 REPORTING RESULTS Children s progress, as well as their achievement, will be measured and reported on in school performance tables. Teacher assessments will be passed on to Year 3 so the results can be used in planning for KS2 teaching. The test results are available mid-end of July. Written reports are given at the end of the summer term along with your child s results and the results for school. Parents will also be given the national results from 2015 although these will not be comparable!

29 WE RECOMMEND:- Early nights and lots of sleep Good attendance Good punctuality A good breakfast LOTS OF PRAISE AND ENCOURAGEMENT!

30 ANY QUESTIONS?

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