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Have your 2012 writing SATs arrived yet?

Discussion in 'Primary' started by Emmy Lou, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. Sorry, have!
     
  2. I was wondering the same too. Can anyone shed any light please...? Thanks in advance
     

  3. Yes ours have arrived. They came last week. It clearly states that they cannot be opened until the children sit the test as normal. When the children have done the test, you cannot discuss the content with anyone.
     
  4. And do we ask the children to sign non-disclosure forms covering parents and friends from other schools?
     
  5. Where?
     
  6. Either in the guidance that came with the tests, or in an email. I'll check in the morning. I've definitely read it and haven't made it up!
     
  7. No, it doesn't say that. It just says that teachers can't discuss it.
     
  8. Ezzie

    Ezzie Occasional commenter

    PLEASE!! There MUST be someone out there who can say categorically if we can open them or not?! What a fiasco.
     
  9. SleighBelle

    SleighBelle Occasional commenter

    From the test administrator's guide.
    "Internally marked level 3-5 English writing test materials and modified test materials will be
    delivered to schools in one consignment from Monday 20 February 2012.
    If your school has not received its materials by Friday 24 February, or your consignment is
    incorrect you should contact STA’s distribution helpline on 0800 169 4195.
    It should only be necessary to open the test packs in the test room when the test is due to
    start. However, in some circumstances the test packs may need to be opened earlier"
    http://media.education.gov.uk/assets/files/pdf/k/test%20administrators%20guide%20%20%20level%203%205%20internally%20marked%20english%20writing%20test.pdf
     
  10. very interesting...
     
  11. hammie

    hammie Lead commenter

    re opening early, usually to copy large print copies if needed for indicidual pupils, or on coloured paper for Dyslexics etc.
    funny even at GCSE some schools ignore the regulations that papers must be sealed until pupils are sat ready, just for their own convenience in giving them out! with one invigilator for 30 pupils, it does not take long to distribute the papers!
     

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