Assessment test vs teacher assessment

An earlier post explained how the expected standard is set for national curriculum assessment tests. Scaled scores are used to enable comparison from year to year.

  • 80 is the lowest scaled score that can be awarded.
  • 120 is the highest scaled score.
  • A pupil awarded a scaled score of 100 or more has met the expected standard.

Teacher assessment uses the concepts of ‘working towards the expected standard’, ‘working at the expected standard’ and ‘working at greater depth within the expected standard’. As explained at the bottom of the page here, there are no scaled score equivalents for these concepts.