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Sats 2018: Pass marks rise for each subject

Threshold tables show how many marks pupils needed to reach the expected standard in each of the Sats tests

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Threshold tables show how many marks pupils needed to reach the expected standard in each of the Sats tests

The pass mark for the reading, maths and spelling, punctuation and grammar (Spag) Sats tests were revealed today.

Around 600,000 10- and 11-year-olds took the tests in May this year.

The Department for Education has revealed that pupils needed at least 28 marks out of 50 to reach the expected standard in reading. Last year, pupils needed a score of 26.

In maths, pupils needed 61 out of 110 to reach the expected standard. Last year, pupils needed 57.

In Spag, pupils needed 38 out of 70 to reach the expected standard. Last year, pupils needed 36.

Pupils' raw scores are converted to a scaled score between 80 and 120, in which 100 represents the expected standard.

Scaled scores are used to enable accurate comparisons of performance over time.

The pass marks are revealed in conversion tables which show how each raw score corresponds to a scaled score.

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