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Year 6 SATs Level Thresholds

Discussion in 'Assessment' started by woo77, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. I have the mark schemes but no level thresholds. Any advice on where to find them (2003-2007)?
    Many thanks!


     
  2. Looks like the QCDA have redesigned their website in the last few weeks. I found the level threshold tables there before Easter, but now they seem to have gone and a search of their site comes up with nothing.
    However, a bit of googling did come up with this document for the 2006 Y6 NC tests. It's on the QCDA site so maybe there are more years there.
    https://orderline.qcda.gov.uk/gempdf/1858388392.pdf
    Typical of the QCA to remove the single most useful bit of useful information from their website.
     
  3. You're a star, thank you so much!
     
  4. It;s incredible! Have just spent the last hour and a half looking for Level Threshold Tables and thought I'd ask for help here! Have just sent a message to the qcda website to ask for them, so watch this space...!
     
  5. kirstenly

    kirstenly New commenter

  6. Thanks for sharing the link - it took me ages to find it on Thursday. I think they've made it elusive deliberately! And here's my cynical view of the upcoming thresholds...
    I think they're going to be rather tough, to 'prove' that we need to go back to basics. Looking at my class numbers, the threshold for L4 English and for L5 Maths will make a big difference one mark either way.
    Here's the levels for the most recent 7 yrs, from 2009 to 2003 (even though I'm sure the structure of the tests was different in 03!)
    YR: 09, 08, 07, 06, 05, 04, 03
    Reading
    L3: 12, 11, 10, 10, 11, 12, 11
    L4: 19, 18, 18, 18, 17, 18, 19
    L5: 31, 32, 33, 33, 31, 31, 32
    Writing
    L3: 11, 12, 12, 13, 13, 12, 13
    L4: 25, 25, 25, 25, 25, 23, 25
    L5: 36, 37, 37, 37, 37, 34, 37
    English
    L3: 23, 23, 22, 23, 24, 24, 24
    L4: 44, 43, 43, 43, 42, 41, 44
    L5: 67, 69, 70, 70, 68, 65, 69
    Maths
    L3: 18, 18, 19, 19, 20, 20, 19
    L4: 46, 45, 46, 46, 48, 48, 45
    L5: 77, 78, 79, 78, 78, 79, 76
    I hope this helps. I found it quite interesting. How sad am I?!
     
  7. According to a contact at QCDA the level thresholds should appear tomorrow:

    "The level threshold tables for this year's tests will be published in 6 July at www.qcda.gov.uk/tests."
     
  8. and as promised they are published at this address
    http://www.qcda.gov.uk/assessment/3880.aspx
     
  9. So if i got 40 out of 40 in one of my sats and 36 in the other making a total of 76 plus 18 formt he mental maths 94, is that level 5a? or 5b? if i got 68 in science is that 5b or 5c? answer me please~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  10. So if i got 40 out of 40 in one of my sats and 36 in the other making a total of 76 plus 18 formt he mental maths 94, is that level 5a? or 5b? if i got 68 in science is that 5b or 5c? answer me please~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  11. markuss

    markuss Occasional commenter

    Impossible to answer as the question is put:
    1 You don't do sats. A few Sixth Formers have done SATs. Primary Sats started but finished twenty years ago. But "sats"??? No, don't exist, do they?
    2 There are no as, bs, cs, ds or any other letter denominations with national curriculum test levels.
    Where are you coming from?
     
  12. Markuss, are you secondary?
    Primary do SAT's and they are broken down into levels and sub-levels so level 3 has within it sub levels 3c, 3b and 3a; level 4 has within it sub level 4c, 4b and 4a etc.

     
  13. <table><tr><td>Level
    N
    2
    3
    4
    5
    </td><td>Mark range
    0&ndash;14
    15&ndash;17
    18&ndash;45
    46&ndash;78
    79&ndash;100
    </td></tr></table>
    Just found this for maths so I think for s level 5c it would be between 79 and 85, 5b would be 87 to 93 and 5a would be 95 to 100 although if anyone out there knows any different please do correct me!
     

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