have just seen the new sats test sample materials on the education.gov.uk website. I wondered what anyone else thought about them? to me, they don't seem anywhere near as hard as I was thinking they would be... However on the other side; 1. there will be a lot of teaching to test which will be very easy to do with this type of test 2. how will they level it based on the underlining of words and filling in of words? 3. what is the point of it? and what will it actually show? 4. how will knowing how to translate something in to the passive voice or from reported to direct speech, ever help them in the real world? thoughts???