Key stage 1: mathematics test framework

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


Key stage 1: mathematics test framework


This framework is for contributors to the mathematics key stage 1 national curriculum tests. 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.

Published 31 March 2014
Last updated 29 June 2015 + show all updates
  1. Updated framework document added.
  2. Clarified that the final framework will be published at the same time as sample test materials.
  3. First published.