Statutory guidance

Key stages 1 and 2: investigating allegations of maladministration

Procedures for investigating claims of cheating (sometimes called malpractice) in KS1 and KS2 national curriculum assessments and guidance for local authorities.

Documents

Maladministration investigation procedures: key stage 1 and key stage 2

Maladministration investigation visits: key stage 1 and key stage 2

Details

The investigation procedures document outlines how STA investigates allegations of maladministration of national curriculum assessments. It covers:

  • roles and responsibilities
  • types of maladministration allegations (including cheating in the tests or in teacher assessment)
  • information about how allegations are processed and investigated

The investigation visits guidance explains how local authorities carry out school visits, as part of STA’s investigations into allegations of maladministration of national curriculum assessments.

Published 27 March 2018