Rather than externally moderated exams, these tests are teacher assessments.
The Teacher Assessment Framework is very helpful in explaining the finer details of this process. Reading and Mathematics also have fewer judgements as the focus is on the test scores.
As all Key stage 2 SATs are marked externally, these raw scores are converted to scaled scores. For KS1 SATsschools are granted the flexibility of administering them at a time that's convenient to them throughout the whole of May In selected years likesample tests were done in some about selected schools to a group thought to be representative of the Year 6 population as a whole.
The SATs results will be issued to schools in the second week of July and will be published for all to see in October. SATs papers before were written for the earlier national curriculum.
We recommend downloading and working through past SATs papers. You should download all of these to help your child prepare for the SATs.