The Standards and Testing Agency (STA) was established as an executive agency of the Department for Education on 1 October 2011 and formally commenced operating on Monday 3 October.
The STA’s remit is to provide an effective and robust testing and assessment system that objectively measures and monitors children’s progress from the early years up to the end of key stage 3 (age 14).
The policy framework set by ministers defines the requirements for tests or assessments, such as through the national curriculum.
This report will be updated annually.
- overview of the agency and its responsibilities
- methods of measuring success
- governance and accountability