SATS Information for Parents
Sats Standardised Scores
In these tests, marks are standardised so that the average standardised score automatically comes out as 100, irrespective of the difficulty of the test and so it is easy to see whether a pupil is above or below the national average for that test. They will be marked ‘SS’ or ‘Stand.’ (E.g. ‘SS Maths’ or ‘Mental Maths Stand.)
Test scores are adjusted to take account of their age at the time they take the test. One child taking the test might be born on the first day of the school year (September 1st) while another might be born on the last day (August 31st). Standardised scores are adjusted to make them ‘standard’ for all children, regardless of their age.