Statutory guidance

2017 interim frameworks for teacher assessment at the end of key stage 2

Statutory interim frameworks to support teachers in making an assessment judgement for each pupil at the end of key stage 2 in 2017.

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2017 Interim teacher assessment frameworks at the end of key stage 2


These interim frameworks are to support teachers in making robust and accurate judgements for pupils at the end of key stage 2 in 2017. The interim teacher assessment frameworks are for 2016 to 2017 only. The Department for Education is evaluating options for future years.

The interim frameworks set out the standard(s) a pupil will be assessed against at the end of the key stage for reading, writing, mathematics and science.

To show that pupils have met the standard, teachers will need to have evidence that a pupil demonstrates consistent attainment of all the statements within the standard.

Key stage 2 writing

We’ve listened to feedback from schools and local authorities (LAs) about last year’s assessment and moderation arrangements. In response, we’ve produced a video to address some common misconceptions.


Published 14 July 2016
Last updated 10 March 2017 + show all updates
  1. Video added which focuses on teacher assessment of key stage 2 writing.
  2. Correction on page 4. References to 'including common exception words' removed.
  3. First published.