Its my son's consultation evening next week and I'm intending to ask what level he is currently at. Reason for this is that DS insists that most of the class are at level 4 but he doesn't know what he's at I'm worried he's falling behind.
So he's currently in year 4, due to go into year 5 after september...what level should he be at by now? I'm assuming level 3/4?
They are 'supposed' to be at level 2 by the end of yr 2 and at level 4 by the end of yr 6. These are the only proscribed levels AFAIK. They are 'expected' to go up 2 sub-levels a year. (Each level is split into sub-levels a, b and c with a being the highest.) So, if a child was a 2c at the end of yr 2 they 'should' be a 2b at the end of yr 3 and a 3c at the end of yr 4. If you know your ds's yr2 SAT results then you can work out what he 'should' be achieving now ...
If most of the class are at level 4 at the end of Year 4, that's above average - children tend to move up one level in 2 years, so those who got level 2 at KS1 (Y2) SATs would be expected to be at Level 3 at the end of Y4 & level 6 at the end of Y6.
(It's a bit more complicated than that in practice, because there are sub-levels & the levels at KS1 are not directly comparable to those at KS2 - for one thing the KS2 tests have much more emphasis on children deciding how to use their skills to solve problems/do their writing or comprehension.)