2017 scaled scores for key stage 1 tests published

The Department for Education has released the marks pupils needed in last month’s key stage 1 tests to achieve the government’s “expected” score.

Scaled scores replaced ‘levels’ for the first time last year. To meet government expectations, pupils must achieve 100 in their scaled scores. But what marks this equates to differs for each paper (maths; reading; grammar, punctuation and spelling).

It wasn’t known until today how many marks pupils would need to achieve the 100 score.

A government release states the marks required are:

– Maths: 36 out of 60 (down from 37 last year)

– Reading: 25 out of 40 (up from 22 last year)

– Grammar, punctuation and spelling: 24 out of 40 (down from 25 last year)

*Added on 4 July 2017: Here are the scaled scores for key stage 2 SATs