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No SATS results

Discussion in 'Primary' started by JayDean1, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. Our School has been told by the QCA that w will not be given any SATS results. Does anyone know why this might have happened? Is it common? Is there any way we can find out why?
  2. dusty67

    dusty67 New commenter

    Are QCA with hoduing the results permanently or temporarily? Have you got your papers back?
    If it's tempory and they have not returned your papers, they will be looking into a query raised by the marker. QCA state that queries from the marker usually arise from either excessive crossing out, different handwriting on the same paper, similar answers across a group or other suggestions that the children's response are not their own unaided ones. QCA may decide that the query from the marker needs to be investigated as a case of maladministration. If this is the case, your LA will most likely be the ones investigating.

    If they've told you that you are not getting any results at all, it suggests that there has already been an investigation into maladministration and cheating has happened. Each year QCA do annul some reults due to cheating. However, its unlikely that you wouldn't be aware that this has happened in school, as the Head is usually suspended during the investigation. Is your Head off?
  3. littlerussell

    littlerussell New commenter

    Could also be that they have lost the papers and haven't been able to track them down. It is very strange that they haven't been given some indication why ... if you are not the head, I am very surprised that they haven't given the head some clue. It could be that the head is withholding it from you.
    The decision to suspend a head would usually be made by the governing body. I see no reason why a claim of maladministration should automatically lead to a head's suspension, unless the claim was that he/she was somehow neglectful in their responsibilities (ie allowing the papers to be changed afterwards). If the issue is an accusation against anyone else ... e.g. a parent has complained that their child's reader was telling them the answers ... the head is more useful in school assisting with the investigation.
    I would say 90% don't panic. There could be any number of internal reasons why this has happened, and lost papers would feature pretty highly on the list of probabilities.
  4. We also haven't had ours - and have just been told they are being "quality assured" with little explanation of what this means. We haven't had our papers back either. Our Y6 teacher is panicking, and has no attainment data to base his reports/parents evening on!
  5. dusty67

    dusty67 New commenter

    In our LA maladministration is investigated by the LA, and in the cases I'm aware of the Head was suspended straight away so as the investigation could take place without them tainting the process. Both of these cases arose as a reult of a parent raising a concern with QCA

    However, in both cases the Head was reinstated the next day, and in one case the investigation found no evidence of maladministration in the other the Deputy was suspended on the Head's return!

    It would be strange for two sets of papers from different markers to be lost, and even if they were, the markers would still have the marks.

    Have your papers come back?
  6. Year 6 teacher should have submitted Teacher Assessment levels today and you don't need SATS results for that, tell the parents those levels, it's what secondarys want too. Only the Government want SATS results. Teacher Assessment is much more accurate.

  7. No papers have been sent to the school
  8. That sounds like they suspect maladministration. Not sure when you will hear anything.
  9. We now have our results, and are allowed to issue them. We have been told there was an investigation, but "no fault" ws found.

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