KS1 assessments data collection: technical specification 2017

Technical specification for the 2017 key stage 1 (KS1) teacher assessments data collection.


Key stage 1 return 2017: 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
  • guidance on how to structure the data in XML
  • guidance on how to check the data against the validation rules

Read this guide along with 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 1 February 2017
Last updated 20 March 2017 + show all updates
  1. Update to the document. Changes are described in the version history.
  2. First published.