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Scaled scores in yr 6 sats

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PhilPhilConnors Fri 15-Jul-16 20:27:21

Ds2's english reading and maths results have both been scaled.
He didn't answer many questions, does the scaling mean that that's how he did based on the questions he answered?

TeenAndTween Fri 15-Jul-16 20:42:56


They have taken the raw marks and mapped that onto a score from 80-120. Where 100 or above is a 'pass'.

As an example, my DD scored 43 actual marks on maths, which mapped to a scaled score of 96.

They do this so it is easy to tell if a child has passed or not, and also so that next year they have the same scaled score pass mark of 100, even if the actual test turns out a bit harder or easier. (It is a bit the same with GCSE Unified Mark Schemes).

Sharm05 Tue 19-Jul-16 03:15:05

Hi, I am new to Mums net. Can anyone kindly explain to me about KS2 SATs scaled score? My DD got scaled score 120 in maths, 120 in SPAG and 106 in Reading?

PonderingProsecco Tue 19-Jul-16 03:56:28

Your child- as I am sure you are aware- got top marks in maths, SPAG and very good in reading.
Why is it always parents with high marked children who are confused?

spanieleyes Tue 19-Jul-16 09:52:36

Probably because the children are brighter than the parents!

Autumnsky Tue 19-Jul-16 12:34:54

I am wondering why the score system has to be so complicated. Why not just give different question different points according it's easy or hard level, but make sure the total points is always 100 if anyone can make it 100% correct.It would not need the adjustment, everyone can see it clearly that way. Maybe it can save teacher some time to convert the score?

mrz Tue 19-Jul-16 19:00:28

Because a scale score of 100 isn't the same as 100% it's use to ensure that every years results are comparable

ReallyTired Fri 22-Jul-16 22:44:30

Scaled scores are not rocket science. If a child scores 120 then its obvious they have done well. There is no need to brag.

What would be interesting would be to see what the distribtion of children who nationally achieve various scores are. (ie. what percetage of children achieve 120 in each test.)

sleeponeday Wed 27-Jul-16 20:54:06

Because a scale score of 100 isn't the same as 100% it's use to ensure that every years results are comparable

Thanks mrz, I'd noticed that KS1 have the top level for maths as 115 whether a child gets 30, 29 or 28; kids attaining below that get a scaled score point up with every correct answer, as reliably as a ladder. I had wondered why. So your explanation clarifies that.

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