Key stage 1 tests: modified test administration guidance (MTAG)

Guidance for administering the 2018 national curriculum tests to pupils with hearing or visual impairments.


Key stage 1 modified test administration guidance: administering braille versions


This guidance will be updated for the 2019 test cycle in March 2019.

If you’re involved in administering the key stage 1 tests to pupils with hearing or visual impairments, you should prepare by reading this modified test administration guidance (MTAG).

The guidance is to ensure that pupils using the modified large print (MLP) or braille versions of the tests, or who have a hearing impairment, can access the tests properly and that they are not at a disadvantage. It includes information about:

  • planning for the tests
  • receiving test materials
  • administering and marking the tests
Published 8 April 2016
Last updated 19 March 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated for the 2018 test cycle.
  2. Updated for the 2017 test cycle.
  3. Documents updated to reflect the removal of the requirement to administer the KS1 English grammar, punctuation and spelling test in 2016.
  4. First published.