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What is Sats ?
What is the 11+ ?
|What do Sats tests show?||Can my child fail a SATs test?|
|What are the children tested on?||What form will the tests take?|
|How will the results be reported?||What do the results of all the tests mean?|
|What do the levels mean?||What does my child have to do to reach each level?|
|How can parents help?||Is your child worried about SATs?|
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brief guide to SATs.
Testing at Key Stage Two takes place in set weeks during May.
This school year they will take place during May. See the timetable.
*** YEAR 6 SATS WEEK 2009: Monday 11th May - Friday 15th May ***
What do Sats tests show?
The idea of the SATs is to show what pupils have learnt and retained during the year. The tests help our teachers learn more about the strengths and weaknesses of what your child understands about a subject.
Can my child fail a SATs test? NO!
It is important that Children understand they are not going to 'pass' or 'fail' the test - it will just show what they have learned and what they can do.
The children are tested on all of the work they have covered in all year groups so far. Year 6 children are tested on Maths, English and Science. Years 3, 4 and 5 are only tested in Maths and English, and have Science assessments through out the year.
What form will the tests take?
The format of the tests varies from year group to year group, as does the timing, but on average they have: copyright of Woodlands Junior School
The Science tests cover the National Curriculum attainment targets: life processes and living things; materials and their properties and physical processes.
The knowledge and use of correct scientific vocabulary is important.
How will the results be reported?
Years 3, 4 and 5 receive the levels achieved by their child, on their child's annual school report. copyright of Woodlands Junior School
Year 6 S.A.T.s tests are sent away for marking and are handed out as
soon as they arrive back in school. The reports are accompanied by an
additional sheet that states the test level and
a teacher assessment. Both carry equal weighting.
The sheet also details how the child fairs in comparison to the national
and the school averages.
What do the results of all the tests mean?
The results show whether or not your child has reached the expected National Curriculum level for their year group.
Every school will have set a target for a certain percentage of pupils to reach the expected levels in English and mathematics. The results will show whether your childs school has managed to achieve that target.
The Government has set national targets for performance at the end of Key Stage 2. These targets are that, by 2008:
is teacher assessment?
guidance is given to teachers on assessment?
What do the levels mean?
can I find some past questions?
can parents help?
How to help your child
Make sure they get enough sleep.
is the 11 plus?
Up until the 1970's, every child in England and Wales had to sit the 11 Plus examination to determine which type of Secondary school they would go to once they had left their Primary School. Now a days only a few will take the exam.
Grammar School places are offered to roughly one quarter of the year group in areas where the process applies.
Approximately one quarter of Woodlands' pupils go to grammar school. (But it does vary from year to year - from about 20% to 30%.)
will I know which type of school is suitable for my child?
Pupils also complete a piece of writing under test conditions.
do secondary schools offer?
my child transfer to another school later on?