Exam Information and Results

Key Stage 2

Contextual information:

  • Pupils sit tests in Reading and Maths, but not Writing, which is teacher assessed, hence scaled scores are only available in Reading and Maths.
  • A ‘scaled score’ is derived from the pupil’s raw score on their KS2 SAT test, and standardised into a scaled score according to national performance.
  • Notionally a scaled score of 100 or more is ‘At Standard’, although as you can see the national average was in fact 104 and not 100 in 2017.
  • Progress is calculated by evaluating the performance of pupils with the same prior attainment at KS1 and then generating a national estimated KS2 outcome. The number of points the pupil achieves above that estimate is their progress. So at Kings Priory School, pupils on average achieved a score of 2.5 above the national estimate for pupils with the same prior attainment.
  • A progress score is considered significant depending upon the ‘confidence interval’ which is calculated based on sample size. So in the case of Reading, the progress score could have been anywhere between +1.1 and +3.9 and as both scores are positive then the result is ‘Above Average’.
  • Progress is categorised into quintiles with the following terminology (taken from the Performance Tables website, link below):

Measure

Outcome

National

Average scaled test score in Reading (Attainment)

109

104

Average scaled test score in Maths (Attainment)

106

104

Progress in Reading

+2.5

(Above average)

0.0

Progress in Writing

-0.3

(Average)

0.0

Progress in Maths

-0.6

(Average)

0.0

Pupil achieving the expected standard in reading, writing and maths

78%

66%

Pupil achieving the higher standard in reading, writing and maths

17%

9%

Key Stage 4

Contextual information:

  • The Attainment 8 score is the average attainment of pupils across their full suite of subjects e.g. English Lit (7), English Language (7), Maths (8) ….. A8 Total (52).
  • The English Baccalaureate (EBACC) is not a pupil certificate, but a school performance indicator. It measures the number of pupils who achieve a 5 or higher in English (Language or Literature), Maths, a Science, geography or history, and a language.
  • Progress 8 is a whole school, rather than individual measure. It is calculated by evaluating the performance of pupils with the same prior attainment at KS2 and then generating a national estimated KS4 outcome. The number of points the pupil achieves above that estimate is their progress. -0.06 is in line with the national average.

Measure

Outcome

National

Attainment 8

54.8

44.2

Progress 8

-0.06

(Average)

-0.03

5+ in both English and maths

67%

39%

5+/C in the English Baccalaureate

45%

20%

% staging in education or employment after KS4

98%

94%

Key Stage 5

Link to the Department for Education performance tables

https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/139658