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Is Year 2 performance measured by SATs or TA

Discussion in 'Assessment' started by agoodwinholly, Jun 15, 2017.

  1. agoodwinholly

    agoodwinholly New commenter

    Could anyone confirm if a school's progress is measured by TA or SATs results in Year 2? I fear there may be a slight discrepancy between the two for us this year. Any help greatly appreciated.
  2. LadyoftheIsles

    LadyoftheIsles New commenter

    TA. Test results are not reported.
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  3. stephpupilasset

    stephpupilasset New commenter


    The SATS taken in Year 2 are to support teacher assessment. The ARA says the following: "The tests make up one piece of evidence for overall TA". Teacher assessment should be based on the Interim Teacher Assessment Framework, 2017 - this is an explicit checklist of statements that the children should have achieved and so provided you can evidence this, you have justification for giving these teacher assessments. Ideally, there shouldn't be much of a discrepancy between TA and tests scores as if the children have achieved all of the objectives in the Interim Framework, they should demonstrate this in their tests.

    Both TA and SATS in Year 2 are measures of attainment only. There are no national progress expectations for Year 2 and so any progress will be based on your school's internal tracking system alone.

    Full assessment guidance can be found here: ARA 2017.
    Interim Assessment Framework can be found here: ITAFs

    Hope that helps,
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  4. markuss

    markuss Occasional commenter

    You may or may not be interested to know that "SATs" ( or "SATS" or whatever) is just an idle nickname for the national curriculum tests.

    The correct, official, and sensible abbreviation is "NCTs". (As you might expect!)
  5. banjouk

    banjouk Occasional commenter

    Your current Y6 will have their progress measures from the TA's Levels that were submitted 4 years ago. These levels will be converted to a score and then used in the progress measure for Rd, Wr & Ma. National will always be zero. Progress will also be reported based upon their prior attainment, Low=W or 1 Middle=Level 2(s) High= above level 2.

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