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. 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

  10. 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).

  11. Interim frameworks for teacher assessment at the end of key stage 1 in 2016

    Statutory interim frameworks to support teachers in making an assessment judgement for each pupil at the end of key stage 1 in 2016 only.

  12. 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

  13. Key stage 1 and 2: prepare for the mathematics tests

    Guidance for teachers about how to prepare for the national curriculum mathematics tests.

  14. 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.

  15. Key stage 1 teacher assessment

    Information for schools about calculating and submitting teacher assessment data.

  16. Key stage 1 tests: how to use access arrangements

    Guidance for teachers and headteachers about access arrangements for pupils to participate in the 2017 key stage 1 national curriculum tests.

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

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

  18. Key stage 1 tests: standard setting

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

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. Literacy and numeracy catch-up strategies

    This paper examines catch-up strategies and interventions which are specifically aimed at pupils who are behind in literacy and numeracy.

  24. National curriculum assessments: guidance for local authorities

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

  25. 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.

  26. NCA tools website

    Information for teachers and local authorities about how to manage NCA tools passwords and users.

  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. Pre-key stage 1: pupils working below the test standard in 2016

    These interim pre-key stage standards are to be used by teachers to report a statutory assessment outcome for specified pupils at the end of key stage 1.

  30. Primary assessments: information and resources for 2017

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

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

    Information about primary school progress measures