Beta This is a test version of the layout of this page. Take the survey to help us improve it

Collection

National curriculum assessments: guidance for local authorities

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

Use this collection to complete your statutory requirements. You should also be familiar with the phonics screening check: administration guidance (CAG), key stage 1 test administration guidance (TAG) and key stage 2: test administration guidance (TAG).

We regularly write to LAs about the assessment updates that we send to schools. These assessment updates help schools to complete actions on time and administer the key stages 1 and 2 tasks, tests and checks correctly.

You must complete statutory requirements by law, unless there’s a very good reason not to.

Statutory guidance

  1. 2017 early years foundation stage: assessment and reporting arrangements (ARA)

    • Statutory guidance
  2. 2017 key stage 1: assessment and reporting arrangements (ARA)

    • Statutory guidance
  3. 2017 key stage 2: assessment and reporting arrangements (ARA)

    • Statutory guidance

2017 planners for schools

  1. Key stage 1 assessments: 2017 planner

    • Guidance
  2. Key stage 2 assessments: 2017 planner

    • Guidance

Data collection

  1. Key stage 1 assessments data collection: guide to submitting data

    • Guidance
  2. Phonics screening check data collection: guide to submitting data

    • Guidance

Maladministration

  1. Key stage 1 and 2: maladministration investigation procedures

    • Guidance
  2. Key stage 1 and 2: maladministration investigation visits

    • Guidance
  3. National curriculum assessments: reporting maladministration

    • Guidance

Monitoring visits

  1. Key stage 2 tests and phonics screening check: monitoring visits

    • Guidance

Teacher assessment

  1. Teacher assessment moderation: requirements for key stage 1

    • Guidance
  2. Teacher assessment moderation: requirements for key stage 2

    • Guidance