Standard Assessment Tests (SATs)
Standard Assessment Tests (SATs) are given to all pupils in England at the end of Key Stage 1 (Year 2) and Key Stage 2 (Year 6). They provide an outcome in terms of a National Curriculum level of attainment for all children.
Key Stage 1 (Year 2) tests
SATs take place in Year 2 in May. Teachers assess each child in reading, writing (including spelling and handwriting), Maths (including number, shape, space and measurement) and science. Your child's class teacher will set short pieces of work in English and Maths to assess your child’s level of ability.
Key Stage 2 (Year 6) tests
SATs take place in Year 6 in May and are more formal than in Key Stage 1. The tests cover the three core subjects – English, Maths and Science. Every school’s papers are sent away to be marked externally and results are available before your child leaves school in July.