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Change in ds's SAT levels - confused

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Haystack Wed 17-Oct-12 21:27:30

I have just been to ds's parent evening, he is in yr3. Last year he started very behind in his English in both reading and writing, the teacher even spoke about him not making a 2c at the end of the year.

We put a plan together and I feel ds, the school and home worked well as a team to help him reach his potential. As a result his SAT mark for writing at the end of the year 2 was a 2b (which I felt was generous but was pleased with) and his reading/comprehension and listening/speaking were at level 3, the comprehension assessed by sitting a level 3 SAT paper and in his teacher's words 'he aced it'. This is all recorded on his end of year report including his teacher's fulsome praise for his hard work and achievements.

Jump to tonight and his new teacher is concerned enough about his writing to have referred him to the SEN for assessment and possible support and he is recorded as having acheived a 2a in reading and comprehension not a 3 - I queried this but the teacher said I must have recalled it wrong so I have checked and I didn't.

Where do we go from here? How do we know which levels are correct and how will they impact on the difficulty of work he is given in class? I am confident he was a solid level 3 in reading and comprehension, he was only ever let down by his ability to write down answers and those were fine as long as he was taking the information directly from a text. It is only independant writing he struggles with but not sure how he went from average in the summer to needing SEN support a few weeks later, not that I am not grateful for any extra support.

Does this happen a lot? Dd1 went to primary in Scotland where assessments are carried out by the teacher on a continuous basis and despite school changes they remained consistent so I am a little confused.

lljkk Thu 18-Oct-12 08:12:25

Lots of threads about this kind of thing on MN. Seems to be especially common between y2 & y3.

tiggytape Thu 18-Oct-12 08:51:12

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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