SAT's results not published

(44 Posts)
wowzah Tue 17-Dec-13 20:59:19

Ds's school always features in the top 5 in the league tables for SAT's, the head is always very keen to shout this from the roof tops, despite not agreeing with SAT's hmm
This year the school is at the bottom with all the results marked as 0%, why might this be?

strruglingoldteach Tue 17-Dec-13 21:04:42

Is it a small school? SATs results are not published if the number of children in Y6 is very low. The only other reason I can think of is if the tests were boycotted.

SavoyCabbage Tue 17-Dec-13 21:05:07

My friends school had no SATs results last year because there were allegations of cheating. Which were upheld.

Feenie Tue 17-Dec-13 21:06:58

The only other reason I can think of is if the tests were boycotted.

Impossible - this happened in 2010 only because the schools that did had legal backing from unions.

Feenie Tue 17-Dec-13 21:07:51

Sounds like malpractice, so results were wiped, but would have thought you would have heard about it by now.

wowzah Tue 17-Dec-13 21:08:48

The tests were taken and it is a 30 per year group school.
Cheating is interesting, I wonder if that's the case?

SavoyCabbage Tue 17-Dec-13 21:11:56

In my friends school, the parents didn't find out fir a couple of weeks after the results weren't published. It was assumed that it was a mistake.

In the meantime the school of course knew thst they weren't going to get the results.

wowzah Tue 17-Dec-13 21:24:01

Could the school have asked for the results not to be published? or maybe asked themselves for them to be looked at again?

Feenie Tue 17-Dec-13 21:27:41

No, neither of those are possible.

spanieleyes Tue 17-Dec-13 21:28:21

No, you can't ask for results to be withheld from publication. You can ask for re-marking but that would be over and done with now, even if they were STILL arguing about the results, then unvalidated data would be published ( ie we can't agree but this is what we think!). So I suspect something underhand has gone on!

ClayDavis Tue 17-Dec-13 21:31:03

I would say maladministration as well.

Scroll down to about half way down this story.

christinarossetti Tue 17-Dec-13 22:18:42

This has happened at a school near us. The results were withheld by the DFE for cheating. This is the only possible explanation, I would think.

lljkk Tue 17-Dec-13 22:39:47

Are you brave enough to ask the school why, OP? Wouldn't that be shocking if they had cheated!

tiggytape Tue 17-Dec-13 22:56:30

The only time I have heard of this is when test papers have been cancelled because of outright cheating or mistakes made by the school over the tests.

It isn't possible to opt out of SATS. It isn't possible to request the results aren't publicised. It is possible to contest results but that wouldn't lead to 0% scores. I am surprised the school haven't communicated the reasons with parents if only to reassure them. Has nobody asked the Head?

JumpingJetFlash Wed 18-Dec-13 19:37:59

If a cohort is too small for their results to be published it will say "Supp" for suppressed rather than 0%. I've never heard of a school getting 0% before so something fishy is definitely going on!

TalkinPeace Wed 18-Dec-13 19:50:58

have you googled the name ...
its not this school is it
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-25398912

wowzah Wed 18-Dec-13 19:55:53

Yes, it isn't that school, I think I may approach the school tomorrow and casually ask about the results (or lack of)

mrz Wed 18-Dec-13 20:07:39
HmmAnOxfordComma Wed 18-Dec-13 21:03:50

A school in our vicinity has had its results quashed for cheating this year (also a 'top' school).

But that was all over the local news so you know about it if it was them.

wowzah Wed 18-Dec-13 21:26:19

It isnt any of the schools posted and there is nothing to be found on google or in the press, it is definately 0% across the board so I can't understand why?

TalkinPeace Wed 18-Dec-13 21:29:24

there were 25 schools who had their results annulled - as per the BBC link
ask the school and ask Ofsted

wowzah Thu 19-Dec-13 07:08:13

Could this have an effect on their current 'outstanding' rating?

temporary Thu 19-Dec-13 09:25:42

Have you asked yet?

lljkk Thu 19-Dec-13 09:34:53

ask ask ask

wowzah Thu 19-Dec-13 11:27:24

I just called the school office and have been told it's down to 'marking issues' and rather than putting out incomplete results it has gone down as 0%.
What do you think?

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