Key Stage 1 and 2 SATs: content domainsWhat are ‘content domains’ in relation to end-of-Key-Stage tests? We relay advice from the Standards and Testing Agency on what ‘content domains’ are. We also look at whether Key Stage 2 tests include questions about curriculum content covered from years 3-6.
Key Stage 1 and 2 tests: analysis toolsAre there analysis tools for Key Stage (KS) 1 and 2 tests? Question level analysis data for the 2017 tests is provided by Analyse School Performance. We relay advice on conducting test analysis from one of our associate education experts and link to commercial examples.
Key Stage 2 SATs: can parents withdraw their children?Parents may ask for their child to be withdrawn from KS2 SATs, but headteachers decide whether a pupil will participate. We set out the guidance in the SATs assessment and reporting arrangements, and relay advice on what you can do if parents protest or refuse to let their child sit the tests.
Key Stage 2 SATs in 2019Prepare for KS2 SATs in 2019 with our summary of the test format, schedule and scoring. We link to practice materials you can use to help pupils prepare.
Key Stage 2 SATs in 2020We summarise the 2020 Key Stage 2 SATs in just one page. You can also download a copy of this QuickRead as a ready-made resource to share with colleagues.
Key Stage 2 SATs: using a readerCan we read test questions to pupils? We set out the Standards and Testing Agency's guidelines on when pupils may have readers in Key Stage 2 tests. You will also find advice on evidencing a pupil’s eligibility for a reader, and answers to some frequently asked questions about using readers.
KS2 SATs toolkitPrepare for this year's KS2 SATs with our 2019 toolkit. Learn everything you need to know to administer the tests and teacher assessments, keep up with key dates with our printable planner, and download templates to help you report to parents.
Standardisation and exemplification materials for writing (primary)Is there a proforma for standardising writing samples? This article features a KeyDoc proforma for standardising writing samples against the English curriculum attainment targets. We also link to examples of exemplification materials from the STA and a local authority.