Sats: Anxious wait for test results in reading, writing and maths

Primaries will be given pupils' scores tomorrow but fears remain over the reliability of results.

 

Headteachers will soon find out how their Year 6 pupils performed in this year’s Sats tests – and how they compare to the rest of the country.

 

Each school is due to receive its own results at around midnight tonight. The Department for Education will then release the national results in the morning.

 

"They are high-stakes tests," Russell Hobby, general secretary of the NAHT headteachers' union said. "There are issues of reputation and standing in the community. We want to reinforce this message that a single year's data is not a reliable record of school performance."

 

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