National curriculum assessments: guidance for local authorities

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

The 2021 national curriculum assessments, including key stage 1 and key stage 2 tests and teacher assessments, have been cancelled.

Local authorities do not need to undertake monitoring or moderation activities.

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

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

Statutory guidance


Data collection

Monitoring visits

Teacher assessment

Published 14 April 2015
Last updated 21 October 2016 + show all updates
  1. Addition of 2017 assessment and reporting arrangements.

  2. 2015 maladministration guidance added

  3. First published.