Guidance

Key stage 1 assessments data collection: guide to submitting data

How local authorities should collect key stage 1 (KS1) assessments data from all state-funded schools, including academies and free schools.

The key stage 1 (KS1) assessments data collection is a statutory data collection that takes place each June. You must complete statutory data collections by law unless there’s a good reason not to.

Local authorities must submit KS1 assessments for all state-funded schools, including academies and free schools.

You should submit teacher assessment information for all pupils at the end of KS1 for:

  • reading
  • writing
  • mathematics
  • science

You can find guidance on how to collect this information in section 8 of the KS1 assessment and reporting arrangements (ARA).

KS1 covers years 1 and 2.

Important dates

Dates for the 2018 data collection:

  • collection opens: Monday 11 June 2018
  • deadline for submitting data: Friday 27 July 2018

Please note that you need to submit your return by the deadline (27 July 2018) for us to include your data in the ‘Phonics screening check and key stage 1 assessment’ statistical first release and on the analyse school performance website.

Submit your data

You should submit your data using COLLECT, our centralised data collection and management system.

Note that we’ll only be able to change the status of your data submission to ‘authorised’ once you’ve cleared all errors in the data in COLLECT.

Collection documents

The following documents will help you prepare for the 2018 return:

If you are looking for guides from past KS1 assessments data collections, visit the KS1 assessments data collection: closed collections’ page.

Do you need help?

Submitting data

Please use the service request form if you have any questions about your data. We aim to answer your question within 5 working days.

Accessing COLLECT

Reset your Secure Access login details using the forgotten password or username form.

Please contact your school or local authority approver, if:

  • you want to request a Secure Access username or password so you can access COLLECT
  • ‘key stage 1 assessments data collection’ isn’t on the list of collections you can see in COLLECT

If you don’t know who your approver is, please use the Secure Access service request form.

Feedback

Please use the feedback form if you have any comments about our data collection service, including COLLECT and the helpdesk service.

Published 25 March 2014
Last updated 13 February 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated deadlines for 2018 and added a technical specification for 2018 data collection.
  2. Added link to 'Key stage 1 assessments data collection 2017: guide'.
  3. Updated deadlines for 2017 and added a technical specification for 2017 data collection.
  4. Added link to 'Key stage 1 data return 2016: COLLECT guide'.
  5. Updated to include a link to the KS1 assessments collection 2016 guide for local authorities.
  6. Updated to explain what data we include in the ‘Phonics screening check and key stage 1 assessment’ statistical first release and on the RAISEonline website.
  7. Updated details of what information local authorities need to submit for the KS1 assessments data collection.
  8. Added link to 'KS1 assessments data collection 2016: technical specification'.
  9. Added 'KS1 return 2015: COLLECT guide'.
  10. Added 'Key stage 1 assessments collection 2015: guide'.
  11. Corrected 'deadline for returns' date.
  12. Updated deadlines for 2015 and added a technical specification for 2015 data collection.
  13. Added links to the guide to the collection, COLLECT guide and input sheet.
  14. First published.