Key stage 1 and 2: maladministration investigation procedures
- Standards and Testing Agency
- Part of:
- National curriculum assessments: guidance for local authorities, National curriculum assessments: key stage 1 tests, National curriculum assessments: key stage 2 tests, Curriculum and qualifications, and Exams, testing and assessment
- First published:
- 16 April 2014
- Last updated:
- 23 March 2017, see all updates
STA’s procedures for considering maladministration allegations relating to the phonics screening check, key stage 1 and key stage 2 tests or teacher assessment.
The Standards and Testing Agency has a statutory responsibility to investigate maladministration of the national curriculum assessments.
This document explains how we investigate any matter brought to our attention which, in our opinion, relate to the accuracy or correctness of pupils’ results and/or outcomes in the national curriculum assessments. These comprise:
- the phonics screening check
- the national curriculum tests and teacher assessment at key stage 1 (KS1) and key stage 2 (KS2)
- roles and responsibilities
- sources of allegations of maladministration
- how allegations are processed
Published: 16 April 2014
Updated: 23 March 2017
- Updated for the 2017 test cycle.
- Updated for the 2016 test cycle.
- Updated for the 2015 national curriculum assessments cycle.
- First published.