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Key stage 2: English grammar, punctuation and spelling test framework

Guidance for test developers on the purpose, format, content, cognitive demand and specification for the key stage 2 English grammar, punctuation and spelling test.

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Key stage 2: English grammar, punctuation and spelling test framework

Details

This framework is for contributors to the English grammar, punctuation and spelling key stage 2 national curriculum test. Key stage 2 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 24 March 2016 + show all updates
  1. Update to reflect the messages in 'Clarification: key stage 1 and 2 teacher assessment and moderation guidance', published 8 March 2016.
  2. Updated framework document added.
  3. Clarified that the final framework will be published at the same time as sample test materials.
  4. Section 3.2 amended: the spelling test is not strictly timed.
  5. First published.