Government reveals Key Stage 1 SATs scaled scores


The government has revealed the ‘expected’ scores for pupils who have completed their Key Stage 1 SATS.

The scaled scores replaced the previous ‘levels’ system in 2016 and pupils need to achieve at least 100 in their scaled scores to meet government expectations.

However, the scores vary for the maths, reading and punctuation, spelling and grammar papers and are assessed year on year.

The most notable change was on the maths paper, where pupils required 34 from a possible 60 marks to reach the government expected target (a scaled score of 100).

This marked a drop from 36 last year, and from 37 the year before, although marks for the reading and punctuation, spelling and grammar were unchanged from a year ago.

In order to reach the expected level, pupils needed to score 25 of 40 marks in reading, a requirement that has not changed since it was increased from 22 marks in 2017.

A score of 24 of 40 was needed in the grammar, punctuation and spelling paper, another score that has remained unchanged since 2017.

The scaled scores go 15 above and below 100, with a score between 100 and 115 highlighting that a pupil has reached the expected standard. A raw score of at least three is required to get the lowest scaled score of 85.