If your child is in Year 6 at primary school, they will be sitting their SATs during the week beginning 12 May 2014. SATs or Standard Assessment Tests take place in:
Children are tested in Maths and English so that the Government can get a clear picture of what standards look like across the country. SATs also help parents to compare their child's progress with children of the same age nationally.
Our Countdown to Success campaign is a week-by-week guide for parents whose children will be sitting their Year 6 (Key Stage 2) SATs in May.
As we count down the weeks to SATs, you can follow our 6-week programme to help you make sure your child is fully prepared!
We will be updating the pages below every week with useful hints and tips to help you and your child along the way.
This year, pupils in Year 6 will take their SATs during the week beginning Monday 12 May 2014. There are 2 English tests and 3 Maths tests.
All the tests take place in the morning on the following days:
Reading Test (60 mins)
Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Test (60 mins)
Maths Test B (45 mins)
Before 2013, children took a specific writing test. Now, Year 6 teachers assess pupils' writing themselves. They may do this during SATs week or at another time.
The grades will then be submitted to the national Standards and Testing Agency by the end of June.