Teacher assessment moderation: requirements for key stage 2

Guidance and requirements to support schools and local authorities involved in key stage 2 teacher assessment and statutory moderation in 2017.


2017 teacher assessment external moderation: key stage 2 writing


Schools and local authorities (LAs) have a statutory duty to ensure that teacher assessment (TA) is accurate and in line with the national standards in the interim TA frameworks. This guidance is for all those responsible for key stage 2 writing teacher assessment and moderation.

The guidance is reviewed annually and contains changes for the 2016 to 2017 academic year.

This guidance is for:

  • LA moderation managers
  • LA external moderators
  • all primary phase headteachers, senior school staff and year 6 teachers

It covers:

  • preparation for the moderation process
  • internal school moderation
  • suitable evidence for moderation
  • the moderation visit
  • moderation feedback
Published 7 December 2015
Last updated 31 October 2016 + show all updates
  1. Updated for the 2017 test cycle.
  2. Update to reflect the messages in 'Clarification: key stage 1 and 2 teacher assessment and moderation guidance', published 8 March 2016.
  3. First published.