The Department for Education has today released the marks pupils needed for the 2019 key stage 2 tests to achieve the government’s “expected” score.

To meet government expectations, pupils must achieve 100 in their scaled scores. But this equates to different marks for each paper (maths; reading; grammar, punctuation and spelling) and can change each year.

Converting a pupil’s raw score to a scaled score simply requires looking up the raw score on the tables below, and reading across to the appropriate scaled score. The tables are also available on the government’s website here.

The marks required for 2018 on each of the key stage 2 SATs tests are:

– Maths: 58 out of 110 (down from 61 in 2018)

– Reading: 28 out of 50 (same as in 2018)

– Grammar, punctuation and spelling: 36 out of 70 (down from 38 in 2018)


2019 scaled scores for key stage 2 maths SATs


2019 scaled scores for key stage 2 English reading SATs


2019 scaled scores for key stage 2 grammar, punctuation and spelling SATs