Pupils are assessed in reading, writing, and maths, with children required to meet the expected standard at the end of Key Stage 2.
The reading, grammar, punctuation, spelling and maths tests are reported as scaled scores on a scale of 80 to 120, with a score of 100 or more meaning the child has met the expected standard.
Teacher assessment is used to measure a child's attainment in writing.
Within the tables a schools progress and scaled score attainment is measured.
- Children are organised into groups with other children nationally who were working at a similar level in key stage 1
- The average key stage 2 score for each group is then worked out
- An individual child's progress score is worked out by calculating the difference between their actual key stage 2 score and the average key stage 2 score of the group
- The school's progress score is calculated by taking an average of all children's progress scores
- A school must achieve at least -5 in English reading, -5 in mathematics and -7 in English writing to reach the floor standard (where '0' means that pupils in a school made the same progress as those with similar prior attainment nationally)
What is a scaled score?
- A child's scaled score is based on the total marks they score in a test - also known as their 'raw score'.
- The Department for Education (DfE) develops tests each year to the same specification, but because the questions must be different, the difficulty of tests may vary slightly each year.
- The DfE then converts the raw scores children get into a scaled score, to make sure accurate comparisons can be made.
- Every scaled score represents the same level of attainment for a child each year, so 103 in 2016 will mean the same as 103 in 2017.
- A scaled score of 100 will always represent the expected standard on the test. Children scoring 100 or more will have met the expected standard.
- A school's scaled score will be taken as an average of all the eligible children's scaled scores in the year group.
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