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Are the externally marked ks2 sats writing topics test the same as the internal?

Discussion in 'English' started by PE-Wilson, May 31, 2012.

  1. PE-Wilson

    PE-Wilson New commenter

    Hi,
    Does anybody know if the internally marked ks2 sats writing topics the sames for the externally mmarked as the internally marked topics or are they totally different. Has anybody done the internally marked papers yet?
    Thanks in advance
     
  2. PE-Wilson

    PE-Wilson New commenter

    Hi,
    Does anybody know if the internally marked ks2 sats writing topics the sames for the externally mmarked as the internally marked topics or are they totally different. Has anybody done the internally marked papers yet?
    Thanks in advance
     
  3. In a word, no.
    They are different.
     
  4. PE-Wilson

    PE-Wilson New commenter

    Same type, different subjects?
     
  5. PE-Wilson

    PE-Wilson New commenter

    The reason I am asking is because if they are different how can this be a fair measurement, if one group say get descriptive and poetry and the other gets report and diary. Obviously some of the toics are easier for the children to reach full potential e.g descriptive as opposed to a diary entry which is far more difficult to fit everything in. Any thoughts
     
  6. markuss

    markuss Occasional commenter

    Nothing new in this sort of thing not being fair.
    That's always the way with tests or exam papers for English. They'll never, ever be totally fair for everyone whether they're meant to be assessing writing or reading ability.
    That's why, when the NC was invented, there was no idea at all of it being assessed by test papers.
    That's why, when GCSE was invented, you could do English 100% coursework and English Literature 100% coursework. Those days gone by were enlightened times.
    Tiny English point. National curriculum tests have never been s-anything-a-anything-t-anythings.
    "sats" is a pretty strange nickname for them, really. Don't know why it ever caught on. General ignorance or laziness as opposed to thinking for oneself, I suppose.
     
  7. PE-Wilson

    PE-Wilson New commenter

    Here here. Point closed lol
     
  8. Nice post thanks for sharing.[​IMG]
     

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