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National curriculum assessments: key stage 2 tests

Guidance for headteachers, teachers and test administrators involved in administering the key stage 2 national curriculum tests.

Use this information to:

  • check important dates for the key stage 2 test cycle
  • understand your statutory requirements for the key stage 2 tests
  • use appropriate access arrangements
  • administer the tests
  • keep test materials secure
  • access your school’s test results

Your school will also receive printed copies of the test administration instructions with the test materials. These are not available on GOV.UK as they contain live test material. Details on the format, equipment and assistance that must be used for each test is available in the key stage 2: test administration guidance.

You will also receive the ‘Attendance register and test script dispatch instructions’ with your stationery pack .

Key stage 2 assessment and reporting arrangements

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

    • Statutory guidance

Key stage 2 planner

  1. Key stage 2 assessments: 2017 planner

    • Guidance

Planning

  1. Key stage 1 and key stage 2 test dates

    • Guidance
  2. Key stage 2 tests: preparing pupils for on-screen marking

    • Guidance
  3. Key stage 2 tests: guide to registering pupils for the tests

    • Guidance
  4. Key stage 2 tests: Service Children’s Education schools

    • Guidance
  5. Key stage 2: science sampling tests

    • Guidance

Keeping materials secure

  1. Key stage 2 tests and phonics screening check: security advice

    • Guidance

Access arrangements

  1. Key stage 2 tests: how to use access arrangements

    • Guidance
  2. Key stage 2 tests: how to apply for special consideration

    • Guidance
  3. Notes for readers in the 2017 English grammar, punctuation and spelling tests at key stage 1 and key stage 2

    • Guidance

Test administration

  1. Key stage 2 tests: test administration guidance (TAG)

    • Guidance
  2. Key stage 2 tests: modified test administration guidance (MTAG)

    • Guidance
  3. Key stage 2 tests: demonstrate correct test administration

    • Guidance
  4. Attendance register and test script dispatch

    • Guidance
  5. Key stage 2 tests: how to apply for a timetable variation

    • 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

Results

  1. Key stage 2 tests: how to access results and test scripts

    • Guidance
  2. Key stage 2 tests: applying special consideration to results

    • Guidance
  3. Key stage 2 tests: applying for a review of pupils’ test results

    • Guidance
  4. Key stage 2 tests: how to become a marker

    • Guidance
  5. Scaled scores at key stage 2

    • Guidance