Key stage 1: English reading test framework

Guidance for test developers on the purpose, format, content, cognitive demand and specification for the key stage 1 English reading test.



This framework is for contributors to the English reading key stage 1 national curriculum test. Key stage 1 teachers may also find it useful.

It gives detailed information to ensure an appropriate test is developed, including the:

  • content domain
  • cognitive domain
  • test specification

This framework supports the development of the 2016 national curriculum tests.