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Common basic data set (CBDS) and assessment component files

Common basic data set (CBDS) and assessment component files for use by software suppliers developing management information systems.

Common basic data set

The CBDS defines data items used in government, school and local authority software systems.

You can find earlier documents related to the CBDS on the National Archives website. Note: the search function is not available on archived content so please use the filters on the left of each page.

Assessment component files

These files specify the framework against which teachers assess pupils’ attainment in the national curriculum.

Published 7 February 2014
Last updated 11 February 2022 + show all updates
  1. Added 'Common basic data set (CBDS): requests for change (RFC) 2022'.

  2. Added 'Assessment component files: 2022'.

  3. Added 'Common basic data set (CBDS): requests for change (RFC) 2021'.

  4. Added Assessment component files: 2021.

  5. Added 'Common basic data set (CBDS): requests for change (RFC) 2020'.

  6. Added 'Assessment component files: 2020'.

  7. Added 'Common basic data set (CBDS): requests for change (RFC) 2019'.

  8. Added 'Assessment component files: 2019' to the collection.

  9. Added 2018 assessment files

  10. Added RFCs for 2018.

  11. Added RFCs for 2017.

  12. Added assessment component files, which specify the framework against which teachers assess pupils’ attainment in the national curriculum.

  13. Added a requests for change (RFC) page for 2016.

  14. First published.