Key stage 2: mathematics test framework

Guidance for test developers on the purpose, format, content, cognitive demand and specification for the key stage 2 mathematics test.


Key stage 2: mathematics test framework


This framework is for contributors to the mathematics 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 9 July 2015 + show all updates
  1. Amendment to page 10 of the framework – the sub-strand for G5 now includes reference to ‘circles’, not 'co-ordinates'.
  2. Updated framework document added.
  3. Clarified that the final framework will be published at the same time as sample test materials.
  4. First published.