# Transition matrix and pupils working below level 3 who did not sit the SATS

Discussion in 'Assessment' started by Cliveuk, Jul 10, 2014.

1. ### Cliveuk

How does a transition matrix work when a child did not sit the SATs and is recorded as B? Are they included in the total number of pupils in the cohort when the summary % of children making expected and better than expected progress is made?

For example - 29 children in the Year 6 cohort and 1 SEN pupil did not sit the tests and recorded as B. If 9 pupils made better than expected progress is the % calculated by 9 divided by 28 x 100 or by 9 divided by 29 x 100?

Is a pupil who did not sit the SATS not included or are they included and assumed to be someone who did not make better than expected progress?

Thanks for any help on this

2. ### markussOccasional commenter

Not the sort of help you want, I'm afraid but it may be good for you to know that no children in this country sit either SATS or SATs. It's a popular myth - kept going as a bit of a joke by the Primary teachers.