The last SATs seem a lifetime ago, and with such a large amount of content published by the government about their return this year it’s no surprise that many teachers and leaders are feeling anxious.
That’s why we have decided to collate the information given about the SATs into a concise summary for you.
In summer 2022 there will be:
There will be no:
In addition, "The Engagement Model" now officially replaces P Scales for children “working below the standard of the national curriculum and not engaged in subject-specific study". It's an ongoing teacher-assessment tool, but you need to report to the DfE at the end of Y6 to say which children have been on it. More information can be found on the Engagement Model here. In short, though, there are five "areas of engagement" in the taxonomy: exploration, realisation, anticipation, persistence and initiation.
14 Feb-11 Mar - HTs should enter pupils' details onto the Primary Assessment Gateway. (This includes PRUs and Special Schools even when their children aren't taking any tests.)
25-29 Apr - test packs arrive at schools
9-12 May - SATs week
20 May - deadline to submit the headteacher's declaration form (HDF). This is the date when mark schemes will be made available too.
6-24 June - MTC check - 25 questions, timed, online. You're advised to do the check within the first two weeks if possible, so you've got time to catch-up with absent ch, or deal with technical issues, in the final week.
6-28 June - LAs do their writing moderations
27 June - MTC results out
28 June - deadline for submitting TA data: writing and science for most children; also pre-key-stage TA in R W M, and Engagement Model data for those not engaged in subj-specific study.
5 July - SATs test results are out. Test papers are returned to schools on this date too.
15 July - deadline to apply for a marking review.
If you would like further support in feeling confident and secure about the return of SATs in summer 2022, our ever-popular "SATs Head Start" workshop-style courses are available for GPS, Maths and Reading.
Published on 06 January 2022