Statutory guidance

Regulatory framework for national assessments

Regulations to make sure national assessment standards are properly set and maintained and the results are used appropriately.


Regulatory framework for national assessments: National curriculum and early years foundation stage assessments

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Ofqual regulates statutory early years foundation stage profile and national curriculum assessments (some of which are often referred to as ‘SATs’), which together we refer to as ‘national assessments’.

This document sets out our regulatory framework for national assessments. It does not apply to regulated qualifications and awarding organisations.

Published 20 September 2012
Last updated 6 March 2018 + show all updates
  1. An updated regulatory framework following a consultation on changes.
  2. First published.