I know what the expected levels are for the end of key stage 1 and through key stage 2, but what is usually expected at the end of year 1?
Was talking to my sis this morning about her 6 year old's undecipherable (sp?) school report (never heard that one before have we?) and she had no idea what was average for this age and I have to admit neither do I. He was 1b in maths and science and 1c in reading and writing.
The reading and writing sounds a little low to me and she has been told he is struggling a little but not to worry (very airy fairy teacher according to sis.)
My dd got level 4 english and level 3b maths. It means nothing except to examine teaching standards I think. Crtainly my dd has an excellent understanding of comprehension and grammar but is incapable of doing the most mundane things (like crossing a road or opening a packet of something) as she has no common sense whatsover Your dn will catch up in his own time. I think that 2b is average for this age group iirc.
Level 3 and 4 at end of Year 1 would be highly exceptional grades, I think level 2 would be high - based on what people say are the norm for end of key stage 1. I am sure the Y2 SATs only assess to level 3.
QueenB - I'm assuming that you are not in England or not in the state system or this was a while ago. 3 is the highest you can get in KS1 SATS.
2b is the average attainment for a child at the end of KS1 - that is, the end of year 2. It's unusual to give levels for the end of year 1 - I would ignore them if I were you - ther is a big difference between year 1 and year 2 in terms of 'academic" work!