Are my son's SATs results good?

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Whatthehell2020000 Fri 12-Jul-19 16:05:39

I can't make heads nor tails of it grin

He got 112 for Maths
118 for spag
120 for reading

Will this get him into good sets for secondary school?

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Saucery Fri 12-Jul-19 16:11:04

Secondary may well do their own assessments in Sept but if he keeps that standard up he will be in higher sets, most likely.

TheSpiderWeb Fri 12-Jul-19 16:11:26

80 lowest scaled score, 120 highest. Over 100 required for expected standard.

ems137 Fri 12-Jul-19 16:12:51

Yes, very good results. Well done!

TeenTimesTwo Fri 12-Jul-19 19:48:38

Is this a wind up? hmm

ChicCroissant Fri 12-Jul-19 19:50:12


Teachermaths Fri 12-Jul-19 19:51:00

He's obviously smarter than you hmm


siring1 Fri 12-Jul-19 19:57:37

Why is it that only the parents of high-achieving children have difficulty understanding SATs scores?

Nobody ever comes on here and says :" my son scored 84 for maths. Is that good?"

RedSkyLastNight Fri 12-Jul-19 20:01:17

It is strange isn't it siring ?
Also odd how all these parents of such high achieving children are both unable to understand the information they are given about SATS results and also unable to use Google.

Looneytune253 Fri 12-Jul-19 20:05:05

There are no guarantees. My daughter got similar scores and has been placed in set 2s. This has also affected her predicted grades and is predicted 6s where she is working at a level 5/6 now (inyear 9) and has 2 years to go still lol. The system is weird if you ask me. (They use FFT)

Doryhunky Fri 12-Jul-19 20:07:05

I don’t understand the scaling. Or the gap between 80 and 120.
Why is 100 the expected standard?

Dancingbea Fri 12-Jul-19 20:10:32

has your son finished primary school happy and wanting to learn? If so that’s the main thing. You know he’s done really well - mine didn’t get anything like that but he’s pleased with himself and excited and looking forward to secondary school, and I am proud of him.

Teachermaths Fri 12-Jul-19 20:11:39

100 is the middle. The scores follow a normal distribution. Most students are close to 100. Scores well above 100 are very good. Scores closer to 80 are not so good.

50% of students score below 100, 50% above.

Walnutwhipster Fri 12-Jul-19 20:13:58

Funny how no parent ever comes on here and says DC scored 80, 80 & 82. Our school doesn't use SATS results to decide sets. They set their own tests.

WillLokireturn Fri 12-Jul-19 20:18:11

Those are all "meets standard for age group" range but really near the top of that. Not quite tipped yet into exceeds expectations. My DD got slightly higher bit not above 120 in any and got same result.
There are scoring websites that explain. And your school report should have explained.

I'd buy DS an ice-cream to celebrate and tell him he's been very clever and was oh so close to getting a higher rating on basis of that. 😍😍🥰
You have them and tell them when they have done well.

My DD has had icecreams, cola and sweets to celebrate and knows she is so close to getting better scores if she reads and studies just that little a bit more if she decides that. Or she can continue doing good & great. That we just want her to do her personal best. Our secondary school retests them anyway at start of year 7 and may ignore the SATs... ☺️.

Doryhunky Fri 12-Jul-19 20:19:20

Thank you. Is the setting of the 100 kind of arbitrary, like deciding a pass mark?

golightlytoday Fri 12-Jul-19 20:25:16


Not quite right. Anything over 110 is greater depth. 120 is the maximum you can get.

"A scaled score of over 110 indicates that your child is working at ‘greater depth’ within the expected standard. This means their attainment sits within the top 10% of Year 6 children nationally."

TeenTimesTwo Fri 12-Jul-19 20:55:56

Teachermaths 50% of students score below 100, 50% above.
I don't think you are right on this (though as you are a teacher maybe you are). Given that around 2/3rds get expected standard in any one test?

BarbariansMum Fri 12-Jul-19 20:56:36

He's obviously smarter than you


His results are fine OP but maybe no need to call Oxford just yet. Our secondary tests students themselves and sets on the basis of those results. And it only sets for maths in Y7 anyway.

TeenTimesTwo Fri 12-Jul-19 20:57:40

My DD got slightly higher bit not above 120 in any and got same result.

Not surprising as you can't get higher than 120.

Snappedandfarted2019 Fri 12-Jul-19 20:58:36

Stealth boost op

LynetteScavo Fri 12-Jul-19 21:04:37

I'm surprised a school released the results today, but didn't pre-explain scores to parents.

siring1 Fri 12-Jul-19 21:07:59

I think they did explain Lynette.

I'm pretty sure the OP is more than well aware of her child's high scores.

lljkk Fri 12-Jul-19 21:25:53

Come on OP, what does the narrative say? Are you saying school handed you a single sheet with column numbers & zero explanation or other info about your child's yr6?

We got a 7 pg letter for DS's end of report.

1 cover pg (school name, logo) with "Your child's report explained" on back

Single side attendance record for the year

2 single sided pgs about my child, dense with text, including 'Attainment', 'Progress' and 'Effort' single word summaries for individual sections

1 pg with school results compared to national for KS2 SATs with web page addresses listed at bottom to explain things like 'scaled score'

1 x double sided pg of my child's results expressed as numbers (with explanatory notes, including that a 'scaled score' is 'the national standard')

1x 'End of year review' pg by DS where he mispelt everything wrote some sentences about how his year went, and cut off slip for us to send back a reply if we want

Whatthehell2020000 Fri 12-Jul-19 21:33:48

Why would I need to boast anonymously to a group of strangers? Yes, they were given to us without guidance.

I am never sure why people are spiteful on here.

My other son got such low SATs scores that it precluded him getting a diagnosis for a learning difficulty.... But I can't remember what they were!!

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