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.
Anyone else finding that the DfE's figure for % at Expected+ doesn't seem to quite match the proportion scoring 100+?— Michael Tidd (@MichaelT1979) July 10, 2018
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.
Seems to be connected to children working Below the level of the tests not being included in the count— Michael Tidd (@MichaelT1979) July 10, 2018
SATs % scores on NCA tools doesn't include children categorised 'B'. Remember that before ordering the open top bus.— Stevie Caldwell (@stevie_caldwell) July 10, 2018
Looks like there is a universal error with summary SATS results from NCA Tools: it’s not including pupils that weren’t entered for test. Best recalculate manually. https://t.co/UEySZC6CWa— school data updates (@jpembroke) July 10, 2018
The DfE has been contacted for comment.
The frustration came after delays getting onto the site as thousands of headteachers poised over their keyboards at once.
But once the results were known, at least some schools had good news.
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.
Children are also given writing scores, but these are the result of teacher assessments, rather than a test.
Although the official release time to schools was 7.30am today, an error meant that some schools were able to see their own results for a short time on Friday. It is not clear how long schools were able to access their results before the blunder was rectified.
In previous years, schools have been able to access their results at midnight and some people were missing the old regime.
I'm going to miss SATS Night Twitter. It was always a good laugh.— The Primary Head (@theprimaryhead) July 9, 2018
I used to be able to go to sleep having at least found out what was in store. Now an inevitable sleepless night .......— Mr Learnwell (@MrLearnwell) July 9, 2018
I’m going to miss the real camaraderie on Twitter from 11:30pm as we all braced ourselves. Then the radio silence at midnight, followed by resumption of communication at 12:10, once initial calculations had been made. People worried about workload; wait until the morning!— Clare Sealy (@ClareSealy) July 9, 2018
Today's scores come after one teaching union revealed that children are having nightmares about the Sats tests.
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.
The Department for Education said in response to the survey that it trusted schools not to put undue pressure on children when administering the assessments but added that assessing the extent to which children have grasped what they have been taught is an important part of education.
The national results will be published at 9.30am today.