KS1 Reading Test
We will be holding a KS1 parent information meeting on Thursday 8th March 2018 at 3.30 pm
The reading test for Year 2 pupils is made up of two separate papers:
Each paper is worth 50 per cent of the marks, and should take around 30 minutes, but children are not strictly timed, as the tests are not intended to assess children’s ability to work at speed. The texts in the reading papers cover a range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, and get progressively more difficult towards the end of the test. Teachers have the option to stop the test at any point that they feel is appropriate for a particular child.
There are a variety of question types:
KS1 Maths Test
The Key Stage 1 maths test is made up of two papers:
Children are not allowed to use any tools such as calculators or number lines
KS1 Grammar, punctuation and spelling Test
In 2017 the KS1 SPAG test remains optional, so schools can choose whether to adminster it to their pupils. At South Wingfield, we will be administering the test, BUT THIS WILL NOT CONTRIBUTE TO ANY KS1 SCHOOL DATA RESULTS. We will however let you know how your child did on the test.
The new-style KS1 SATs are due to be administered in May 2018. Unlike KS2 SATs, KS1 SATs don't have to be administered according to a nationally-set timetable in a specific week. Schools are free to manage the timetable and will aim to administer the tests in a low-stress, low-key way; some children won't even be aware they've taken them!
Although the tests are set externally, they are marked by Mrs Williams & Mrs O'Hara in school.
Instead of the old national curriculum levels, children are given a scaled score. Their raw score – the actual number of marks they get – is translated into a scaled score, where a score of 100 means the child is working at the expected standard. A score below 100 indicates that the child needs more support, whereas a score of above 100 suggests the child is working at a higher level than expected for their age. The maximum score possible is 115, and the minimum is 85.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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