In May, Year 6 children sat the KS2 national curriculum assessments across reading, maths and grammar, punctuation and spelling (GPS). In addition to this, children received a teacher assessment (TA) in reading, writing, maths and science. Today the DFE have published the interim results of these tests.
The SATs results show that the percentage of children reaching the “expected standard” (a scaled score of 100 or more) has increased in every subject compared with 2017. However, the DFE claims the year on year results are not directly comparable because of changes to the writing TA frameworks.
64% of children achieved the KS2 “expected standard” in reading, writing and maths.
75% of children reached the expected standard in reading, up 4% from 2017.
76% of children reached the expected standard in maths, up 1% from 2017.
78% of children reached the expected standard in GPS, up 1% from 2017.
The marks need to Achieve the “expected standard” in the KS2 SATs:
In reading, children need a scaled score of 28 out of 50 to reach the expected standard (2 more than 2017)
In maths, children need a scaled score of 61 out of 110 to reach the expected standard (4 more than 2017)
In GPS, children need a scaled score of 38 out of 70 to reach the expected standard (2 more than 2017)
These scores were taken from the government’s website. View the government scaled score conversion table.
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