SATS Attainment Results
As a parent you will naturally be interested in how well Littleton Green is performing as a School in relation to government strategy and targets set for the primary school sector.
For those parents familiar with the Key Stages and levels of attainment, the following table briefly summarises the key attainment results against the current Department for Education and Skills targets for Key Stage 2 for the last five years.
For those parents unfamiliar with the approach to assessment, the following brief information is provided to help you understand the tables.
Currently at primary school level the main attainment indicator is based upon the results of the national tests (the Standard Assessment Tests or SATS) undertaken at Key Stage 2 as part of the national curriculum. Key Stage 2 covers school years 3 to 6 and age ranges 7 to 11 and the tests cover English, Mathematics and Science.
Progress of an individual child at for Key Stages 1, 2 and 3 is measured against a series of eight levels that reference your child's work compared to pupils of the same age throughout the country. For Key Stage 2 the expected level for most children is Level 4. To get a level four in the tests children need to answer correctly approximately half of the questions. Some children will exceed national expectations for 11 year olds and attain a Level 5. To get this level in the tests children will need to answer about 75% of the questions correctly.
The National Curriculum Online web site that provides more detailed information about each subject area, statutory guidelines, attainment targets and the description of the levels against which attainment is measured.