KS1 assessments data collection 2015: technical specification

Technical specification defining the scope of the 2015 key stage 1 (KS1) assessments data collection from local authorities.

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This document is for the 2015 key stage 1 (KS1) assessment results data collection. For the latest collection, visit key stage 1 assessments data collection: guide to submitting data.


Key stage 1 return 2015: technical specification


This specification is for:

It contains:

  • changes to the previous year’s data collection
  • what pupil data to collect from each school
  • methods for importing the data into local authorities’ information systems
  • how to structure the data in XML
  • how to check the data against the validation rules

This guide must be read in conjunction with the current version of the common basic data set (CBDS). It defines common data items that schools use in MIS software and that we use in our data collections.

Published 8 April 2015
Last updated 17 April 2015 + show all updates
  1. Updated document, the changes are explained in the version history.

  2. First published.