Key stage 2 tests: test administration guidance (TAG)

Guidance for headteachers, teachers and teaching assistants about administering the 2023 key stage 2 national curriculum tests.


Key stage 2 test administration guidance


If you’re involved in administering the key stage 2 tests in 2023, you should prepare by reading this test administration guidance (TAG).

It includes information about:

  • planning for the tests
  • receiving test materials
  • administering the tests

This video shows how schools submit their headteacher’s declaration form:

Headteacher’s declaration form

Published 31 March 2016
Last updated 13 March 2023 + show all updates
  1. Updated for the 2023 test cycle

  2. Updated guidance for administering the 2022 key stage 2 national curriculum tests.

  3. Updated for the 2020 test cycle.

  4. Updated for the 2019 test cycle.

  5. Updated for the 2018 test cycle.

  6. Updated for the 2017 test cycle.

  7. First published.