Year 2 SATs - Parent information
It is very important to us that we not only keep you informed of your child's education but also offer support to you, so that we can best support your child together.
As you are already aware, throughout the month of May your children will take part in statutory assessment. A Teacher Assessment judgement, which includes the test results and other class based evidence, will be reported to you at the end of the Summer. This judgement will inform you whether your child has met the expected standard.
The Statutory Guidance states that as a school we need to make sure that parents understand how the tests will be administered and what assistance is allowed.
As a school we aim to treat the tests as 'special work' and will not use the term ‘tests’ with the children. Children will be asked to come and do some special work with their class teacher in a small group on individual tables, outside the classroom.
It will be explained that for this work the teacher won’t be giving them any help to find the answers but they can put their hand up if they need a maths question read to them.
They will be encouraged to try their best and have ago and will be reassured that it is OK if they find some parts a bit tricky.
Every effort will be taken to ensure that they do not feel under any pressure. In order to give children the best chance to perform at their best this will take place on a morning.
Children will be given a pencil, rubber and ruler. There will also be a clock in the room but the children will not be in sight of any displays, resources or teaching aids.
All staff involved with the KS1 tests have attended training and read the guidance packs.
The school has a duty to ensure that the tests are administered correctly, for this reason it is recommended that there are 2 adults in the room and that there is provision in place in case a child needs to leave the room.
All test materials will be stored securely and treated confidential and the marking of tests will be moderated to ensure it is consistent and accurate.