Hi all, New poster hear so bear with me! I'm currentlly teaching in Year 6 and am getting to grips with the new proposed SATS regime. As a school we purchased the Rising Stars Assessment material (both unit and end of year). Personally I find the tests unnecessarily difficult but can't seem to get an opinion on them from colleagues. For baseline purposes our Y6 children sat the Y5 end of year tests during the first week back. It's fair to say scores weren't great. However I've found that the Rising stars Y5 tests were significantly more difficult than the Y6 Sample SATS recently published and the CGP samples we have been posted. Does anyone else find the Rising Stars tests too difficult to give an accurate measure of progress? I believe that Rising Stars jumped on the New Curriculum band wagon too soon and have got their pitch wrong (by taking the NC PoS to the most extreme degree of difficulty) if the official sample tests are anything to go by.