Literacy and Numeracy SATs Breakdown Sheets: Primary
Last updated: 23/10/2013
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These sheets enable teachers to analyse the results of optional
and end of Key Stage 2 SATs by question type or assessment focus to
highlight children's strengths and areas for development, this may
help inform curricular targets and identify groups of pupils for
A set of literacy
notes and numeracy
notes have been produced as a guide for the intended use
of the breakdown sheets, and also start to give an idea to the
type of questions you should ask yourself when using them. We have
also provided you with a Y4 (2006)
Literacy Example and a Y4 (2006)
Numeracy Example of the breakdown sheets, based on
fictional data, to see how a populated sheet can function.
If you have any questions regarding the use of these sheets or
the optional collection, please contact Rich Horswell, in the
Directorate Support Team (Data and Statistics), firstname.lastname@example.org.
To download the breakdown sheet of interest right mouse click on
the relevant link relating to SAT year, e.g. Y3 (2006 paper) and
choose 'Save Target As...' and save the spreadsheet to a memorable
area on your computer.
These papers are the latest set issued by QCDA. 2006 papers for
years 3, 4, and 5 , 2009 papers for year 2 and 2013
papers for year 6 (Y6 Science discontinued in
2009). Older Papers are also available; 2003 papers
for years 3, 4 and 5, 2007 papers for year 2, and 2012 papers for
year 6 (2008 for Y6 Science).
- "Been out of special measures for just a year, and the grids
are really allowing us to highlight 'groups' and areas of real
achievement, backing up APP judgements." St Mary and John's
Catholic Primary, Erdington, Birmingham
- "The sheets provide us with a host of data from only entering
the individual pupil results once. Allowing others to use these
bits of Excel Wizardry has saved us time and calculator batteries –
it is much appreciated!" High Spen Primary School, Tyne &
- "I have been using your SATs breakdown sheets for some
years now and find them an exceptional tool for identifying 'gaps'
and next steps." Park Junior School, Castleford
RAISEonline has now released Question Level Analysis (QLA)
functionality, replacing that in the DCSF Pupil Achievement
Tracker. The Stats Team are monitoring this but for the moment
recommend that Primary schools continue to use the Cornwall LA SATs
Points Score - If you are interested in the points score that
each level represents, see the table below:
QCA Optional SATs: N (previously L) at Optional Years 3 and 4
have a points equivalence of 9 points and at Y5 of 15 points.
In 2008 the Statistics Team offered an optional collection
of any completed SATs Breakdown Sheets
(NCY2-6) from schools in Cornwall. The team aimed to
use the results to produce Cornwall LA summary measures, to help
put your school results into context. However, following a very
limited response, the Stats Team have now decided
that they will instead use sample national figures to identify
assessment focus strengths and weaknesses.
Directorate Support Team (Data and Statistics)