Statutory guidance

Interim pre-key stage 1 standards

For teachers to report assessment outcomes for pupils working below the standard of national curriculum assessments (commonly called SATs) at the end of KS1.

Documents

2017/18 Interim pre-key stage 1: pupils working below the test standard

2018/19 Pre-key stage 1: pupils working below the test standard

Details

Pre-key stage standards are for pupils who are working below the overall standard of national curriculum assessments, but who are engaged in subject-specific study.

2017/18 Interim pre-key stage 1 standards

Teachers must use these interim pre-key stage standards to make statutory teacher assessment judgements at the end of KS1 for pupils who are working below the national curriculum teacher assessment frameworks, and above P scales.

If a pupil is working below these standards, their outcome should be reported using P scales.

They are for use in the 2017 to 2018 academic year only.

2018/19 Pre-key stage 1 standards

We’re providing teachers with advance notice of final versions to be used from next year.

In summer 2019, teachers must use these pre-key stage standards to make statutory teacher assessment judgements at the end of KS1 for pupils who are working below the national curriculum teacher assessment frameworks, and above P scale 4.

If a pupil is working below these standards, teachers should report their outcomes using P scales 1 to 4.

They are for use from the 2018 to 2019 academic year onwards.

Comparability over time

Judgements made against the 2018/19 pre-key stage standards will not be directly comparable to those made in previous years against the interim pre-key stage standards and P scales.

Published 14 September 2017
Last updated 24 May 2018 + show all updates
  1. 2018/19 Pre-key stage 1 standards published
  2. First published.