In England, National Curriculum tests or SATs are compulsory for all 7 and 11 year olds.
This academic year the Standards and Testing Agency is changing the tests your child will take in May 2017 so that they assess the new national curriculum, introduced in 2014.
What are SATs?
SATs is short for Standard Assessment Tests. They are designed to help parents and teachers learn more about their child’s strengths and weaknesses in Reading, Maths, Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation. Children are tested on what they have been learning at school and to assess the new national curriculum.
At the end of Key Stage 1 (Year 2) children will be assessed on English grammar, punctuation and spelling (GPaS), Maths and Reading. These tests are designed to enable pupils to demonstrate their attainment and are not strictly timed since the ability to work at pace is not part of the process. Phonic knowledge will continue to be assessed with the Phonics Screening.
Primary (key stage 2) performance in 2016
These figures tell you about performance of pupils at this school at key stage 2 (school years 3 to 6), which are the last four years of the primary phase of education. These figures were published in December 2016 and relate to pupils who completed key stage 2 in the summer of 2016.
Progress in reading, writing and maths
These scores show how much progress pupils at this school made in reading, writing and maths between the end of key stage 1 and the end of key stage 2 compared to pupils across England who got similar results at the end of key stage 1.