• Scaled scores for 2017 key stage 2 SATs announced

    Note (added July 10 2018): Here are the 2018 scaled scores for key stage 2 SATs. The Department for Education has today released the marks pupils needed for the 2017 key stage 2 tests to achieve the government’s “expected” score. The pdf document can be viewed below or downloaded directly from the Department for Education. To meet

    8.56 Jul. 4th, 2017 | News

  • 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

    9.34 Jun. 6th, 2017 | News

  • Small schools no advantage for primary test scores

    Primary pupils who took this year’s key stage 2 SATs tests in small class sizes performed the same as their peers in larger cohorts, according to new government data. The Department for Education this morning released provisional results of the tests in reading, writing and maths, broken down at local authority and regional level. Within

    13.16 Sep. 1st, 2016 | News

  • The 6 Key Trends in the KS2 Primary Test Results

    See the latest SATs data from 15 Dec, 2016: Fewer primary schools fall below the floor standards and 7 key findings from the 2016 primary league tables  Original article: Provisional results of the primary school key stage 2 SATs tests broken down at local authority and regional level have been released by the Department for Education

    11.06 Sep. 1st, 2016 | News

  • Scaled scores for 2016 key stage 2 tests announced

    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

    10.44 Jul. 5th, 2016 | News

  • Scaled scores for key stage 1 tests announced

    Note: This story is about the 2016 scaled scores. Here are the 2017 key stage 1 scaled scores. The Department for Education has today released the marks pupils needed in last month’s key stage 1 tests to achieve the government’s “expected” score. Scaled scores this year replace “levels” for the first time. To meet government

    15.00 Jun. 3rd, 2016 | News

  • Morgan's primary assessment video misses the point

    Education secretary Nicky Morgan has released a video to explain the government’s plans for primary assessments. Brian Lightman has watched it, and has some thoughts. I watched Nicky Morgan’s video about the new primary assessments with great interest. It was helpful to receive a clear explanation of the government’s rationale in implementing these tests. The message of this video

    18.04 Feb. 24th, 2016 | Opinion