KS2 SATS PARENTS MEETING

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              SATs – Test Content: English
Children are assessed across a range of skills.

Reading:
 The test is based upon a reading booklet. Children have 15
   minutes to read this.
 Children then have 45 minutes to answer questions in an
   answer booklet. They can use the reading booklet at any point
   in the test.
 The children are not allowed to have any help whatsoever.


Writing:
 Children complete two pieces of writing. A shorter task lasting
   20 minutes and a longer task lasting 45 minutes. These are
   completed on the same day.
 Both pieces are based on set tasks. These are the same for all
   children.
 The shorter task assesses the children’s ability to write concisely
   and clearly; the longer task assesses their ability to plan and
   organise a sustained piece in an interesting way.
 Children may have the tasks read to them but no more
   assistance is allowed.

Handwriting:
 Assessed within the longer piece of writing


Spelling:
 A short test where the children are required to spell 20 words.
   These form part of a longer passage that the teacher will read
   aloud.
 This is taken on the same day as the writing tests.
SATs – Test Content: Mathematics
Children are assessed across written and mental
  arithmetic skills.

       Tests A and B:
       Each test is 45 minutes long.
       They cover the entire programme of study for Key
        Stage Two.
       Children have access to mirrors, tracing paper and
        protractors.
       They can have questions read to them at any point
        in the test.
       Test B allows a calculator to be used.
    .
Mental arithmetic:
 The test lasts approximately 20 minutes and is
  delivered via an audio CD.
 Children record answers on a prepared sheet - this
  has important pieces of information on it for the
  children to refer.
 The time allowed to answer each question ranges
  from 5 seconds to 15 seconds.
 The test is taken on the same day as Maths test A

				
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