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The Department for Education requires all schools to publish the following performance information annually:
What is a ‘scaled score’?
Your child will have achieved a ‘raw’ score for maths, reading and GPS (Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling, sometimes called SPAG) based on the number of questions they correctly answered. This is then converted into a ‘scaled score’. A score of 100 is required to meet the expected standard.
What does that mean for my child’s score?
How do current SATs results compare to previous years?
This is only the third year of results under the new assessment system. However, the 2018 Y6 results for Harrowbarrow are significantly below previous results and the 2018 national average.
What are the national trends?
For 2017 the national scaled score for each subject is as follows:
How do schools calculate the ‘combined’ score?
The combined score is not an average of the scaled results. It is a percentage based on how many children have met the expected standards in all three subjects (i.e. reading, writing and maths).
KS1 & EYFS Results explained
At the end of Year 2, children will take nationally set reading and maths test papers. The results from these are used to inform a teacher assessed judgement in conjunction with the progress pupils have demonstrated during the year. At the end of Year 1, pupils take a national screening check to determine whether they have attained a nationally agreed threshold in this area.
Throughout the EYFS pupil progress is recorded by staff against a number of areas in the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile. At the end of the year, the teacher will judge whether the child is still ’emerging’, has achieved the ‘Early Learning Goal’ or has ‘exceeded’ it in each area.
How do current KS1 results compare to previous years?
Y1 Phonic Screening Check outcomes are a significant improvement on 2017 and are likely to be inexcess of the national average.
Y2 outcomes in reading, writing and maths are an overall improvement on 2017 results, particularly in maths and for those pupils judged to be working at a greater depth of study. 2018 results are in line with 2017 national outcomes but are likely to be above for those pupils judged to be working at greater depth.
To compare school performance please click on this link which will take you to the government’s School’s Performance Comparison Service.