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Ks2 SATs

Discussion in 'Primary' started by poncho1, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. poncho1

    poncho1 New commenter

    I am year 5 teacher and was told by a year 6 teacher today that by the end of year 5 the children should be able to pass a year 6 SAT at expected level. I just wanted to know how far this is true.

  2. eleanorms

    eleanorms Occasional commenter

    It's not true.
    There is a considerable Y6 content. That is why most schools would not 'waste' the most recent test as a mock Sat at the very beginning of Year 6.
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  3. eleanorms

    eleanorms Occasional commenter

    And what does that say about Year 6? Potentially a year in which the majority of children make no discernible progress, but spend lots of time doing test base questions?
  4. nical73

    nical73 Occasional commenter

    Absolutely NOT true. Been in Y6 for ten years and would never expect them to be able to pass a y6 paper at end of Y5. Wish they could then it would make Y6 s doddle. Just not the case though. Like the
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  5. frustum

    frustum Star commenter

    The expected level is, by definition, the level expected in May of year 6. It can't possibly also be the level expected in July of year 5.
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  6. cassandramark2

    cassandramark2 Lead commenter

    Absolute nonsense.
  7. sooooexcited

    sooooexcited Occasional commenter

    And yet this is done in many schools.
  8. lrw22

    lrw22 Established commenter

    No not true!
  9. cornflake

    cornflake Senior commenter

    I think that maybe the teacher is trying to say that a lot of the content on Y6 papers is actually related to the Y3/4/5 curriculum... so they should be pretty close to reaching EXS...

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