Key stage 1 tests: test administration guidance (TAG)

Guidance for headteachers, teachers and teaching assistants about administering the 2018 key stage 1 national curriculum tests.


Key stage 1: test administration guidance


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

If you’re involved in administering the key stage 1 tests in 2018 you should prepare by reading this test administration guidance (TAG). It includes information about:

  • planning for the tests
  • receiving test materials
  • administering and marking the tests
Published 18 March 2016
Last updated 19 March 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated for the 2018 test cycle.
  2. Updated for the 2017 test cycle.
  3. Update added about the removal of the requirement to administer the 2016 KS1 English grammar, punctuation and spelling test.
  4. First published.