2016 Scaled Scores:
The new national curriculum was introduced in September 2014. Those pupils who are at the end of key stage 2 are the first to be assessed by the new set of tests against this more challenging curriculum.
The national curriculum tests at the end of key stage 2 (SATs) 2016 have been marked using scaled scores to report the results of the tests, not levels, as was done previously.
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. A pupils raw score is translated into a scaled score using a conversion table to compare it to the national average.
Understanding the Results:
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.
If a pupil has not scored enough marks on the test to demonstrate that they have sufficient understanding of the KS2 curriculum for the subject, they will not receive a scaled score. The outcome of the test for the pupil will be ‘NS’, expected standard not achieved.