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Standard Assessment Tests results (FOI)

Standard Assessment Tests results (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 19 June 2018.
Prepared internally, no external costs.



Please state, by school the predicted year 6 SAT results vs actual SAT results since they have been introduced.


Are the SAT test results used to compare to the teacher assessment?


Please state by school the actual year 6 SAT results for each subject since they have been introduced in Jersey.


Exactly who / which departments are the results shared with?


If the education department believe so much in the value of standardised testing for primary school age children why have they been silent on the matter, leaving communication of the value of these tests to each individual school?



‘SATs’ is not a term used. We have piloted the use of Year 6 National Curriculum tests in Jersey schools. Earlier versions of these were once known as ‘SATs’ in England. There are no predicted results of the tests. The core approach is on Teacher Assessment, with these tests used as a checking mechanism.


Yes, see above.


This information is exempt under Article 35 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 (Formulation and development of policies). More information about why this exemption and the associated Public Interest Test has been applied is available in a previous Freedom of Information (FOI) response published in February 2018.

Standard Assessment Tests (FOI)


The child’s primary school, secondary school, and the Education Department.


Schools lead communication with their parents and carers for all curriculum matters, including assessment.

The following published FOI responses provide further information regarding the introduction of standardised testing in Year 6 and how these results are being used.

Year 6 standardised test variance (FOI)

Year 6 Standard Assessment Tests (FOI)

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