Performance and KS2 Results

Performance Tables are available on from the Department of Education and are updated annually.  The latest information available for St Catherine's is for the academic year 2014-15.

St Catherine's Catholic Primary School - Dept of Education Performance Tables

Key Stage 2 test Results 2015-2016

In May 2016, our Year 6 pupils were tested on the new, more challenging national curriculum. Results are no longer reported as levels; each pupil received a scaled score (100 being expected standard) and schools report an average scaled score for the pupils who took the tests.

Nationally, the Year 6 pupils performed less well than in previous years because of the new curriculum and its higher expectations. In May 2016,  53% of Year 6 pupils nationally reached the expected standard for reading, writing and maths combined. The results in our own locality schools are in line with ours and much discussion is underway regarding ways in which we can move forward in the area of assessment and testing for future years.

The following table shows the % of pupils who attained highly at KS1 and went on to attain highly at KS2:

Reading

Writing

Maths

R, W & Ma combined

100%

0%

100%

0%

 

Results this year are in no way comparable to those of previous years and  will not be validated nationally until October or November 2016

 

How did St. Catherine’s compare to national attainment?

Test

School %

National %

Reading

68

66

Grammar, punctuation & Spelling

72

72

Maths

92

72

Reading, Writing & Maths combined

38

53

 

Average scaled scores- (Expected standard = scaled score 100)

Pupils received a ‘scaled score’ for each test taken (Reading, Grammar and Maths). The results below show the average scaled scores for the cohort – please note that writing was not tested but instead, teacher assessed.

Test

School Average

National Average

Reading

103

103

Grammar, punctuation and spelling

103

104

Maths

105

103

 

Progress

This is now measured against all pupils nationally with similar starting points so that an overall progress score can be achieved. A score of ‘0’ means that our pupils on average have done as well as others nationally. A positive score (ie: +1) means that our pupils have exceeded others nationally and a negative score means that our pupils have not progressed as well as others nationally.

In order to reach the baseline set by the Government, a school must:

  • Achieve a combined score of 65% of pupils meeting expected standards in reading, writing and maths or
  • Achieve sufficient progress in all 3 subjects. At least -5 in reading, -5 in maths and -7 in writing.

These are known as Floor Standards

 

St. Catherine’s Progress scores

 

Accepted range of progress

School progress score

Met floor standard?

Reading

-5 or above

4.4

Yes

Writing

-7 or above

-1.9

Yes

Maths

-5 or above

6.5

Yes