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Year 6 SATs 2015

Discussion in 'Primary' started by teacher1332, Nov 29, 2019.

  1. teacher1332

    teacher1332 New commenter

    Hi all,
    A really bizarre question, but I am using the 2015 SATs Reading paper for Year 6 (OLD curriculum). I have the mark scheme etc but I cannot find anywhere the instructions for administration. Does anybody have a copy or, in particular, can anybody tell me please how long the students are supposed to have to complete?

  2. sunshineneeded

    sunshineneeded Star commenter

    I'm pretty sure that in those days we had to tell them to read through the paper for 15 minutes first. No-one was allowed to pick up a pen. They were then told to start writing - they had 45 minutes.

    If I use pre-new curriculum papers, I just give them an hour and advise them to read one text, answer the questions, then move on to the next.
  3. RepelloInimicum

    RepelloInimicum Lead commenter

    I can't find the 2015 admin guidance, but in the 2014 guidance it says they had both booklets for the full hour to work through. It must therefore have been the same in 2015. The instructions on the first page of the 2015 answer booklet say:
    You have one hour to complete the test, answering the questions in the answer booklet. Read one text and answer the questions about that text before moving on to read the next text. There are three texts and three sets of questions.
  4. teacher1332

    teacher1332 New commenter

    Thanks both for this, really useful. :)
  5. nical73

    nical73 Occasional commenter

    I would use it but under new instructions (ie hour to complete all texts and questions) so children get used to administration of test for this year
  6. louise1202

    louise1202 New commenter

    It is one hour to complete the test. The older papers were fifteen minutes to read and forty five minutes to write, but that changed a couple of years before the new curriculum tests came in. I think it was first year it was just an hour. The potato text and guide dog themed texts are certainly an hour. I think it changed the year that they produced a sample about inventions and I think they ca,led it unthemed texts or something. Just be aware that the expectation is extremely low in that test and i would only suggest it to build confidence in those lower attainers. It is easy to get a good score!

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