Statutory guidance

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

Statutory guidance for assessing and reporting the national curriculum at key stage 2 (KS2) in the 2016 to 2017 academic year.

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


This guidance is for schools, local authorities and governing bodies responsible for end of KS2 assessment, including KS2 tests.

The arrangements apply to maintained schools, maintained special schools, academies, free schools, Service Children’s Education (SCE) schools and participating independent schools with pupils in KS2.

Published 21 October 2016
Last updated 21 March 2017 + show all updates
  1. Clarification to section 4.1: Square grids are provided to support pupils to answer particular questions, in each of the mathematics papers.
  2. First published.