Note (added 4 July 2017): Here are the 2017 scaled scores for key stage 2 SATs

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

Scaled scores replace “levels” for the first time this 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: 60 out of 110

– Reading: 21 out of 50

– Grammar, punctuation and spelling: 43 out of 70

The KS2 scaled scores come a month after the release of the scores for key stage 1.

Full results for KS2 are expected later this morning. Nicky Morgan has already warned that this year’s results are “not comparable to last year’s“.

What percentage of pupils met the expected standard?

In-depth scaled scores per subject






Spelling, punctuation and grammar