The KS2 maths and English tests are externally marked and marks sent to schools. Each part of the test must have been sat and the papers marked. You will get:
A scaled score ensures a consistent comparisons of results from one year to the next.
So a pupil who scores 105, for example, in 2016 will have have the same attainment as a pupil who scores 105 in 2017, but their raw marks may be different.
The raw scores for each test are calculated by adding the scores from each paper for a subject. The maximum raw scores are shown below.
A scaled score of 100 equates with old KS2 level 4b. A destination GCSE grade in the 4-6 range would approximate for this, but be very careful of predicting GCSE 9-1 grades from KS2 scaled scores.
Schools are placing pupils into attainment bands, depending on their scaled KS2 scores, but use qualitative phrases to identify the pupils:.
These are roughly mapped to predicted GCSE 9-1 grades, depending on the level of progress made (e.g. less than expected, expected, good, exceptional) each year.
|Test||Marks in paper||Highest raw score||Highest scaled|
|English GPS P1, 2||50, 20||70||120|
|Maths P1, 2, 3||40, 35, 35||110||120|
Use the 2016 test conversion tables to convert your raw scores to a scaled score for each test for 2016.
Use the 2017 test conversion tables to convert your raw scores to a scaled score for each test for 2017.
These three scores will be scaled to 300/360.
53% of pupils reached the new expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics.
The expected standard in the tests is a scaled score of 100 or above.
Attainment at the expected standard in the tests is highest in grammar, punctuation and spelling at 72% and lowest in reading at 66%.
The threshold for a high score in 2016 was set at 110.
Achievement of a high score is highest in grammar, punctuation and spelling at 23% and lowest in mathematics at 17%.
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