Key stage 2: science sampling test framework

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


2016 KS2 science sampling framework


This framework is for contributors to the key stage 2 science sampling 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 29 June 2015 + show all updates
  1. Updated framework document added.
  2. Corrected the date that the final framework will be published.
  3. First published.