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Sats 2019: How was the reading test?

Discussion in 'Primary' started by TES_Rosaline, May 14, 2019.

  1. TES_Rosaline

    TES_Rosaline Administrator Staff Member

  2. MadHatter1985

    MadHatter1985 New commenter

    Most of our 2 classes of Year 6 finished on time, though not quite all. The children felt it was a bit harder than last year's reading paper, but generally OK overall. Some really enjoyed one of the texts and wanted to find out the author! All together, I felt that there was a bit more to read than the 2018 paper.
  3. sunshineneeded

    sunshineneeded Lead commenter

    Definitely more to read, very text-heavy - especially the non-fiction section. Sometimes this has lots of pictures and short fact boxes; this one was nearly all text and I know the double page looked very daunting to some of our Year 6s. The saving grace was that nearly every question directed them to the section to look at. The last section was more difficult, but I'm sure everyone expected that. Most of the kids managed to finish the paper. Overall, I think it was tougher than last year.
    bevdex likes this.
  4. CarrieV

    CarrieV Lead commenter

    A few of ours struggled to finish and the weaker ones found the last passage ( not unexpectedly) difficult but with the odd easy question just to keep them from giving up completely!
  5. Pomza

    Pomza Star commenter

  6. Riggers321

    Riggers321 New commenter

    At first glance it seems fair and the vocab was pretty standard considering the huge push on vocab at the moment. As has been said, there was a lot to read so more scope for less confident readers to lose their way. Questions were mostly fair bit in one text there was a question which required a huge inference and it could be argued that the answer wasn’t in the text. Be interesting to see what the threshold is this year
  7. eleanorms

    eleanorms Occasional commenter

    Obviously can't say but guess we are talking about the same question. Yes, we all felt that actually you had to know the answer to that, it was really only very loosely implied. Funnily enough most ten year olds don't know it. Overall, felt it was fair, but progressed steeply in difficulty.
    cassandramark2 likes this.
  8. powerpointdave

    powerpointdave New commenter

    Quite a narrow range of questions and more text for the children to get through. Ours usually finish papers but did not with this one. Some cried - which we've never had before - so the children obviously found it harder than the previous papers they'd done.
  9. lufklempa

    lufklempa New commenter

    SATS over.....time to get back to learning. This reading strategy will develop pupils' reading skills and will also prepare them for the Reading Comprehension test.

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