Statutory guidance

Multiplication tables check administration guidance

Check administration guidance for the multiplication tables check.


Multiplication tables check: administration guidance


The multiplication tables check (MTC) is statutory for all year 4 pupils registered at state-funded maintained schools, special schools or academies, including free schools, in England.

The administration guidance provides details on how to:

  • use the MTC service, including the pupil ‘try it out’ check
  • prepare for check administration, including enabling access arrangements
  • administer the official check

This video demonstrates the MTC access arrangements, to help schools understand the accessibility options and support those administering them:

MTC access arrangements video

This video demonstrates how to sign in to, and navigate, the MTC service, to support school staff in administering the check:

MTC administration guidance video

Published 1 April 2019
Last updated 4 April 2024 + show all updates
  1. Updated guidance for administering the multiplication tables check in the academic year 2023 to 2024.

  2. Updated guidance for 2023.

  3. Updated guidance for the statutory multiplication tables check

  4. Updated guidance and privacy notice for 2021 optional MTC.

  5. MTC privacy notice added.

  6. Administration guidance and access arrangements videos added.

  7. First published.