‘Chaos’ as Sats results removed from government site

Tes update: The summary Sats results given to each primary school have been temporarily taken down from a government website after a reported error.
Clare Fletcher@cfletcherDoS : Dear DfE/ NCA Tools.  Please get your calculations correct. It is stressful enough without additional errors to spot and correct this morning.  Thanks.  Every primary school in the country.
Margaret Farrell@MaggieFaz : When we live in a system of high stakes testing the NCA tools need to get it right. For many HTs/ T a first look at the web site gave a result that was calculated incorrectly. No excuses this is not acceptable

Tes is reporting that headteachers have been questioning their school’s Sats results – after the headline figures appeared to exclude some children from the calculation.

Initial reactions from headteachers, who were able to access their own results from 7.30am today, were that the summary figures did not seem to match the individual pupil data.

Andrew Percival@primarypercival :  Anyone else notice that the summary figures on NCA tools are 3% higher than the figures from the individual children’s data?!
 
It appears that children who were working below the level of the test – who are given a label of B – were not included in some calculations.
 
Stevie Caldwell@stevie_caldwell : SATs % scores on NCA tools doesn’t include children categorised ‘B’. Remember that before ordering the open top bus.
 
The DfE has been contacted for comment.
 
Around 600,000 10- and 11-year-old pupils took the tests in reading, maths and spelling, punctuation and grammar (Spag) in May this year.
 
A survey of 1,200 primary teachers, carried out in June and July, by the NEU teaching union found that nine out of 10 primary school teachers felt Sats were detrimental to children’s wellbeing.
 
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