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Performance

Performance

Outcomes at Scott-Broadwood are excellent. 

Pupils achieve above national averages in Reading and Writing including at Greater Depth.   Due to school closure, no Statutory assessments took place in 2019-2020 and data will become available during the course of this academic year. 

EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage)

The early years foundation stage (EYFS) sets standards for the learning, development and care of your child from birth to 5 years old.  All schools and Ofsted-registered early years providers must follow the EYFS, including childminders, preschools, nurseries and school reception classes.

GLD (Good Level of Development)

GLD stands for 'Good Level of Development'. This refers to a summative assessment judgement which is made for each EYFS child at the end of the Reception year. It is a measure of attainment, not progress. Achieving a good level of development will help a child to make a good start in Year 1.  How is GLD (Good Level of Development in Children) defined?  Children are defined as having reached a Good Level of Development at the end of the EYFS if they have achieved at least the 'expected' level within:

  • Prime Area: Personal, Social & Emotional Development (PSED)
  • Prime Area: Physical Development (PD)
  • Prime Area: Communication and Language (CL)
  • Specific Area: Literacy (L)
  • Specific Area: Mathematics (M)

There are two further Specific Areas of Learning:

  • Expressive Arts & Design (EAD)
  • Understanding the World (UtW)

These two further areas are evaluated in the EYFS Profile but are not required to achieve a GLD.  Children are judged to be either at an ‘emerging’, ‘expected’ or ‘exceeding’ level of development in relation to the Early Learning Goals.

Point scores are awarded as follows:

  • Emerging (not achieving the expected outcomes of development) = 1
  • Expected (firmly achieving the expected outcomes of development) = 2
  • Exceeding (achieving above the expected outcomes of development) = 3

For a child to attain a GLD they must score 2 or more in all of the ELG areas identified above.

APS (Average Point Score)

APS gives children a number of points for the level they are at and we use it to measure the progress of groups of children according to how many points they make. For example: children making 4 or more points of APS progress in one year are making ‘good’ progress.  We expect all children receiving additional support through the pupil premium to make at least ‘very good’ or ‘outstanding’ progress as a result of the additional support.

Inadequate progress

Average progress

Good progress

Outstanding progress

Less than 3 APS

3-3.8 APS

3.8 or more APS

4.5 or more APS

Year 1 Phonics Screening Check

The Year 1 phonics screening check is not a formal test, but a way for teachers to ensure that children are making sufficient progress with their phonics skills to read words and that they are on track to become fluent readers who can enjoy reading for pleasure and for learning.

Year 1 children usually take the phonics screening check in early June. However, due to school closures the check did not take place this year. Instead, schools are required to use a past version of the check with Year 2 pupils in November or December 2020.

What tests do children take at the end of Year 2?

There are papers in:

  • Reading (2 papers, 40 marks, about 70 minutes).
  • Mathematics (2 papers, 60 marks, about 55 minutes).
  • English grammar, punctuation and spelling (2 papers, 40 marks, about 35 minutes).

Your child’s school will decide when in May to administer the tests. Tests are not strictly timed and children will be given breaks between the papers.

How are the tests marked?

At Key Stage 1, the teachers in your child’s school will mark the SATs papers. The mark your child gets in each test is called the ‘raw score’ (out of 40 for Reading, out of 60 for Mathematics, out of 40 for Grammar, punctuation and spelling). This ‘raw score’ for each test will be translated into a ‘scaled score’, which will show how well your child has done against the expected standard.

Children need to achieve a scaled score of 100 to meet the expected standard. Above 100 means they are exceeding the expected standard; below 100 means they are still working towards the expected standard.

Will my child be given a Level?

No. The system of levelling related to the previous National Curriculum and has been replaced with standardised scaled scores. The Department for Education has said that the expected national standard score of 100 at Key Stage 1 will be broadly equivalent to a Level 2b under the previous system.

Are there any example questions I can look at?

Yes. The Department for Education has produced some free sample papers for the Key Stage 1 SATs tests that you can download.

Early Years Attainment Outcomes: Percentage of children achieving the Good Level of Development (GLD)

2017

2018

2019

2019

National

72%

75%

71%

72%

Year 1 Attainment Outcomes: Percentage of children passing the Phonics Screening Test

2017

2018

2019

2019

National

71%

88%

76%

82%

Year 2 Attainment Outcomes: Percentage of children achieving the expected standard & greater depth

Please note final outcomes are a summary of teacher assessment and test results

1. Combined outcomes Reading, Writing and Maths

 

2017

2018

2019

2019

National

Expected standard

53%

69%

75%

65%

Greater depth

6%

8%

8%

 

11%

2. Reading Outcomes

 

2017

2018

2019

2019

National

Expected standard

88%

69%

83%

75%

Greater depth

29%

38%

42%

 

25%

3. Writing Outcomes

 

2017

2018

2019

2019

National

Expected standard

53%

69%

83%

69%

Greater depth

6%

23%

25%

 

15%

4. Maths Outcomes

 

2017

2018

2019

2019

National

Expected standard

76%

69%

75%

76%

Greater depth

6%

15%

25%

 

22%