All over the country, Year 2 and Year 6 pupils have been sitting the sample tests that were published last summer… and then finding very little out as a result about how they’re progressing towards the expected standard.
Of course, there are benefits in practising for the style of the test and identifying gaps in knowledge, but teachers are desperate for an indication of how their pupils compare nationally. In an effort to help, I am hoping to collect data from as many schools as possible so that we can draw some comparisons.
I’m asking Year 2/Year 6 teachers who have used the sample tests to share the raw score data for their children with me. No names, no links to schools… just a set of raw scores for each of the three tests.
If enough schools contribute, then hopefully we can start to build a picture that will give us some idea of how children are faring. We’ll be able quickly to see an approximate mean score for the group, and we’ll start to see what percentage of children are scoring more than half-marks, or what proportion are achieving a 65% threshold, say.
It won’t provide all the answers, but it might just help us feel less in the dark!
If you’ve completed the tests with your pupils, please do share your results. You can enter them directly onto the Google Spreadsheets at
Or you can email me them at email@example.com and I’ll happily collate.
I’m hoping that in a week or so I might be able to start picking out some key messages which I’ll share here and via Twitter.