Tests and assessments (key stage 1)

Key dates, sample and test materials, administration, moderation, assessing and reporting, statistics, frameworks.

  1. 2016 assessment and reporting arrangements: PDF format versions

    PDF format versions of the 2016 assessment and reporting arrangements (ARA)

  2. 2016 key stage 1 English grammar, punctuation and spelling test: sample questions, mark scheme and commentary

    Information to help teachers prepare for the new tests of the new national curriculum.

  3. 2016 key stage 1 English reading test: sample questions, mark scheme and commentary

    Information to help teachers prepare for the new tests of the new national curriculum.

  4. 2016 key stage 1 mathematics test: sample questions, mark scheme and commentary

    Information to help teachers prepare for the new tests of the new national curriculum.

  5. 2016 Key stage 1: assessment and reporting arrangements (ARA)

    Statutory guidance for headteachers and local authority assessment co-ordinators assessing and reporting the national curriculum for 2015 to 2016.

  6. 2016 national curriculum tests for key stages 1 and 2: information for parents

    Information about the 2016 national curriculum tests (often referred to as SATS)

  7. 2017 national curriculum assessment results at the end of key stage 1: information for parents

    Information leaflet about the 2017 key stage 1 national curriculum assessment results (often referred to as SATs).

  8. 2017 national curriculum tests for key stages 1 and 2: information for parents

    Information leaflet and videos about the 2017 national curriculum tests (often referred to as SATs)

  9. 2018 early years foundation stage: assessment and reporting arrangements (ARA)

    Statutory guidance for assessing and reporting the early years foundation stage (EYFS) profile in the 2017 to 2018 academic year.

  10. 2018 key stage 1: assessment and reporting arrangements (ARA)

    Statutory guidance for assessing and reporting the national curriculum at key stage 1 (KS1) in the 2017 to 2018 academic year.

  11. 2018 key stage 2: assessment and reporting arrangements (ARA)

    Statutory guidance for assessing and reporting the national curriculum at key stage 2 (KS2) in the 2017 to 2018 academic year.

  12. Clarification: key stage 1 and 2 teacher assessment and moderation guidance

    Clarification about changes to 2016 key stage 1 and key stage 2 tests, teacher assessments and local authority moderation

  13. Information for parents: 2016 national curriculum test results at the end of key stage 1

    Information about the 2016 key stage 1 national curriculum tests (often referred to as SATs).

  14. Introduction of statutory participation in trialling of national curriculum tests from 2016

    Information about the requirement of selected schools to participate in statutory national curriculum test trials from 2016

  15. Key stage 1 assessments data collection: closed collections

    Documents for software suppliers and anyone else interested in past key stage 1 (KS1) assessments data collections.

  16. Key stage 1 teacher assessment

    Information for schools about calculating and submitting teacher assessment data.

  17. Key stage 1 tests: access arrangements

    Guidance for schools about access arrangements available for pupils participating in 2018 key stage 1 national curriculum tests (commonly called SATs).

  18. Key stage 1 tests: modified test administration guidance (MTAG)

    Guidance for administering the 2017 national curriculum tests to pupils with hearing or visual impairments.

  19. Key stage 1 tests: standard setting

    Information for schools about the standard setting process for key stage 1 national curriculum tests in 2016.

  20. Key stage 1 tests: test administration guidance (TAG)

    Guidance for headteachers, teachers and teaching assistants on administering the 2017 key stage 1 national curriculum tests.

  21. Key stage 1: English grammar, punctuation and spelling test framework

    Guidance for test developers on the purpose, format, content, cognitive demand and specification for the key stage 1 English grammar, punctuation and spelling test.

  22. Key stage 1: English reading test framework

    Guidance for test developers on the purpose, format, content, cognitive demand and specification for the key stage 1 English reading test.

  23. Key stage 1: mathematics test framework

    Guidance for test developers on the purpose, format, content, cognitive demand and specification for the key stage 1 mathematics test.

  24. Literacy and numeracy catch-up strategies

    This paper reviews catch-up strategies and interventions which are intended for low-attaining pupils in literacy or numeracy at the end of key stage 2.

  25. National curriculum assessments: guidance for local authorities

    Information for local authorities (LAs) supporting schools' key stage 1 and 2 tests and teacher assessment.

  26. National curriculum assessments: practice materials

    Practice materials for the phonics screening check, key stage 1 and key stage 2 national curriculum tests, including sample papers and past test papers.

  27. Phonics screening check: administration

    Check administration guidance (CAG) for headteachers and teachers administering and scoring the phonics screening check.

  28. Phonics screening check: technical reports

    Reports providing analysis of the phonics screening check following administration in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

  29. Primary assessments: information and resources for 2017

    A guide to the main collections for primary assessment on GOV.UK for the 2017 test cycle

  30. Primary school progress measures: information for schools and parents

    Information about primary school progress measures

  31. Scaled scores at key stage 1

    Information for headteachers, teachers, governors and local authorities about scaled scores and the expected standard of the 2017 national curriculum tests.