SATs results and scaled scores
Year 6 pupils Key Stage 2 results have been released today (9th July 2019) on the NCAtools website together with the high level summaries of each schools results.
National curriculum tests are undertaken in Reading; Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling; and Maths. Tests are developed to the same specification each year. However, because the questions must be different, the difficulty of tests may vary. Therefore the STA convert the total number of marks a pupil gets in a test (their ‘raw’ score) into a scaled score to ensure we can make accurate comparisons of performance over time.
Pupils with a scaled score of at least 100 will have met the expected standard on the test. However, given that the difficulty of the tests may vary each year, the number of raw score marks needed to achieve a scaled score of 100 may change. The lowest scaled score that can be awarded on a key stage 2 test is 80. The highest score is 120. In 2016 and 2017 a score of 110 or over has been viewed as reaching the higher standard in the test, this is expected to continue to be the case in 2019. Pupils need to have a raw score of at least 3 marks to be awarded the minimum scaled score.
The STA has now published the scaled score conversion tables for 2019 which show the conversion or raw scores to scaled scores in each test. Those conversion tables can be found here.
Standards and Testing Agency
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