National Curriculum assessment usually refers to the statutory assessments carried out in primary schools in Engand, colloquially known as SATs.
The assessments are made up of a combination of testing and teacher assessment judgements, and are used in all government-funded primary schools in England to assess the attainment of pupils against the programmes of study of the National Curriculum at the end of Key Stages 1 and 2, when most pupils are aged 7 and 11 respectively.
Key Stage 2 SATs results
These figures tell you about performance of pupils at this school during the last four years of the primary phase of education. These figures relate to pupils who completed key stage 2 in the summer of each year:
SATs are marked externally and the results sent to schools. Before the end of the summer term, your child’s school will send you a report. The report will include test results and teacher assessment judgements. Your child’s teacher forms the teacher assessment judgements. They judge what your child has achieved in maths, reading, writing and science at the end of year 6.
Together, these tests and assessments should provide you with a good sense of the standard that your child is working at in these subjects.
Children take tests in maths, reading and grammar, punctuation and spelling in May. These test results are turned into a scaled score for each subject:
- A scaled score of 100 means a child is working at the expected standard for the end of the key stage.
- A scaled score below 100 indicates that a child may need more support to help them reach the expected standard.
- A scaled score above 100 suggests a child is working above the expected standard for the key stage.
You can use performance tables (sometimes known as league tables) to compare schools and colleges in your area.
You can check:
- exam and test results
- financial information
- Ofsted reports