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Key Stage 2 Raw and Scaled Scores Released

Key Stage 2 Test Results Published

The raw scores, scaled scores and mark scripts have been made available on the NCA tools website today. Also available is a full summary of individual pupil’s results from the SATs and teacher assessments (TA).

Although the NCA tools site publishes each pupils scaled score, the DfE have provided the conversion tables here.

KS2 Assessments – National Data

53% of pupils reached the new expected standard in reading, writing and maths. In 2015 80% reached L4+ in reading, writing and maths. Clearly the curriculum and testing regime are very different and are set against a much higher set of aspirations.

Average scaled scores:

Reading – 103
GPS – 104
Maths – 103

Percentage of pupils nationally reaching the expected level or better:

Reading – 66%
Writing – 74%
GPS – 72%
Maths – 70%

Full SFR release can be found here.

What is a Scaled Score?

A pupil’s scaled score is based on their raw score. The raw score is the total number of marks a pupil scores in a test, based on the number of questions they answered correctly. The maximum raw scores were:

Reading – 50
Maths – 110
GPS – 70

There was no testing in writing, it was solely teacher assessed.

The tests each year will be developed to the same specification, but because the questions must be different, the difficulty of tests may vary slightly each year. Hence the need to convert the raw scores pupils get in the tests into a scaled score, to ensure we can make accurate comparisons of pupil performance over time.

A scaled score of 100 will always represent the expected standard on the test. Pupils scoring 100 or more will have met the expected standard on the test.

Range of Scaled Scores

The range of scaled scores available for each KS2 test is the same and will stay the same in future years:

  • 80 is the lowest scaled score that can be awarded
  • 120 is the highest scaled score

A pupil awarded a scaled score of 100 or more has met the expected standard in each test.
A pupil awarded a scaled score of 99 or less has not met the expected standard in the test.

As tests and teacher assessment (TA) are different forms of assessment, they do not report using the same scale. As a result, there are no scaled score equivalents to the TA concepts of ‘working towards the expected standard’ or ‘working at greater depth within the expected standard’.

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