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Notes for readers in the English grammar, punctuation and spelling tests

How to read out particular types of questions in the 2020 key stage 1 and key stage 2 English grammar, punctuation and spelling tests.

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Notes for readers in the English grammar, punctuation and spelling test: questions

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The KS1 and KS2 English grammar, punctuation and spelling tests have been suspended for 2021.

This guidance will not be updated for 2020/21.

This document provides examples to show how particular types of questions in the 2020 key stage 1 and key stage 2 English grammar, punctuation and spelling tests should be read aloud to a pupil.

It is intended to help schools make sure readers understand what may and may not be read to a pupil in these particular tests and any subject-specific issues that might occur.

Readers should only be used if it is part of the pupil’s normal classroom practice.

Published 27 March 2013
Last updated 29 April 2019 + show all updates
  1. Updated for the 2019 test cycle. There are no changes from the 2018 guidance.

  2. Updated for the 2018 test cycle.

  3. Updated for the 2017 test cycle.

  4. Updated for the 2016 test cycle.

  5. Added a note to say that guidance for the 2016 tests will be updated in due course

  6. Notes have been revised for the 2015 key stage 2 test cycle.

  7. Updated for the 2014 test cycle.

  8. First published.