2018 national curriculum assessments Key stage 2

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Section 1 Introduction 5,1 1 About this guidance 5. 1 2 Who is this guidance for 5,1 3 Legal status 5,1 4 Expiry 5. Section 2 Changes for 2017 to 2018 6,2 1 Test timetable 6. 2 2 Teacher assessment frameworks 6,2 3 Return of results timing 6. Section 3 Important dates 7,3 1 Important dates for 2017 7.
3 2 Important dates for 2018 8,3 3 Test timetable for 2018 10. Section 4 2018 national curriculum tests 11,4 1 Overview of 2018 tests 11. 4 2 Science sampling tests 12,4 3 Scaled scores 12. 4 4 Practice test materials 13,4 5 Test frameworks 13. 4 6 Test orders 13,4 7 Modified test materials 14,4 8 Delivery of test materials 14.
Section 5 Test participation 16,5 1 Participating pupils 16. 5 2 Registering pupils for the tests 17,5 3 Access arrangements 19. 5 4 Compensatory marks for the spelling paper 20, 5 5 Pupils with English as an additional language 21. Section 6 Test administration 23,6 1 When to administer tests 23. 6 2 Changes to the statutory test timetable 23,6 3 Absence during the test period 24.
6 4 Security of test materials 25,6 5 Making modifications to tests 25. 6 6 Administering tests 26,6 7 Packing and collection of scripts 26. 6 8 Maladministration of the tests 26,6 9 Monitoring the tests 27. 6 10 Headteachers responsibilities for the tests 29. 6 11 Local authorities responsibilities for the tests 30. Section 7 Teacher assessment 31,7 1 Overview of teacher assessment 31. 7 2 Important dates 31,7 3 What teachers must assess 32.
7 4 Teacher assessment frameworks 32,7 5 Interim pre key stage standards 33. 7 6 P scales 34,7 7 External moderation of teacher assessment 34. 7 8 Submitting teacher assessment 37,7 9 Pupils who move schools 38. 7 10 Maladministration of teacher assessment 38, 7 11 Headteachers responsibilities for teacher assessment and moderation 39. 7 12 Local authorities responsibilities for teacher assessment and moderation 39. Section 8 Science sampling tests 40,8 1 Overview of the tests 40.
8 2 Important dates 40,8 3 Test administration 40,8 4 Test results 41. Section 9 Marking and test results 42,9 1 Marking of the tests 42. 9 2 Return of results to schools 42,9 3 Return of test scripts to schools 43. 9 4 Reviews of marking 43,9 5 How DfE uses test results 43. Section 10 Reporting to parents 45,10 1 Annual reports 45.
10 2 What reports must cover 45,Section 11 Keeping and maintaining records 48. 11 1 Pupils educational records 48,11 2 Disclosure of educational records 48. 11 3 Transferring records to a pupil s new school 49. Section 12 Legal requirements and responsibilities 51. 12 1 Application of ARA to different types of school 51. 12 2 Headteachers responsibilities 53,12 3 Teachers responsibilities 54. 12 4 Governing bodies responsibilities 54,12 5 Academy trusts responsibilities 54. 12 6 Local authorities responsibilities 55,12 7 Regulatory concerns 55.
Section 13 Further information 56,13 1 Useful websites and links 56. 13 2 Additional resources 57,13 3 Help and support 57. Section 1 Introduction,1 1 About this guidance, This guidance sets out the statutory requirements for key stage 2 KS2 national. curriculum assessment and reporting for the 2017 to 2018 academic year It is produced. by the Standards and Testing Agency1 STA an executive agency of the Department for. Education DfE, The assessment and reporting arrangements apply to maintained schools maintained. special schools academies free schools pupil referral units PRUs hospital schools. Service Children s Education SCE schools and participating independent schools with. pupils in KS2 Full details of how the ARA applies to different types of school are included. in section 12 1,1 2 Who is this guidance for, Teachers and all staff responsible for end of KS2 assessment including.
administering tests,Headteachers and senior leadership teams. Governors and trustees,Local authority LA assessment co ordinators. 1 3 Legal status, The ARA contains provisions made in terms of Article 11 of The Education National. Curriculum Key Stage 2 Assessment Arrangements England Order 20032 This Order. is made by the Secretary of State under powers provided for by section 87 of the. Education Act 2002, This document gives full effect to the provisions made in the Order concerning KS2. assessment and has effect as if made by the Order The ARA also contains guidance. and information that does not form part of the law Section 12 contains further guidance. on legal requirements and responsibilities,1 4 Expiry.
This guidance is relevant until the end of the 2017 to 2018 academic year. 1 www gov uk sta,2 www legislation gov uk uksi 2003 1038 made. Section 2 Changes for 2017 to 2018,2 1 Test timetable. The order of the KS2 tests in the 2018 test timetable is different from previous years. Schools must administer the English grammar punctuation and spelling test on Monday. 14 May and the English reading test on Tuesday 15 May This change has been made to. address feedback from headteachers and teachers See section 3 3 for the full test. 2 2 Teacher assessment frameworks, For 2017 to 2018 STA has introduced revised teacher assessment frameworks3 in. English writing only This includes a move to a more flexible approach which allows. teachers to use their discretion to ensure that on occasion a particular weakness does. not prevent an accurate judgement of a pupil s attainment overall being made The. overall standard of attainment set by the pupil can statements remains the same. The revised pupil can statements for English writing place a greater emphasis on. composition and the statements that relate to the more technical aspects of English. writing grammar punctuation and spelling have been made less prescriptive The pupil. can statements within the frameworks for English reading mathematics and science are. unchanged STA has also updated the guidance in the frameworks which applies to the. statutory teacher assessment TA of all of the core subjects. The interim pre key stage standards4 have been revised to make sure they are aligned. with these changes,2 3 Return of results timing, KS2 test results will be available in the Pupil results section of NCA tools5 from 7 30am. on Tuesday 10 July and not from midnight as in previous years. 3 www gov uk government publications teacher assessment frameworks at the end of key stage 2. 4 www gov uk government publications interim pre key stage 2 standards. 5 https ncatools education gov uk,Section 3 Important dates.
These dates may be subject to change,3 1 Important dates for 2017. Test orders section of NCA tools6 opens,Maintained schools academies and free schools. should order modified versions of the KS2 tests,including enlarged print modified large print and. braille if required by Friday 24 November STA,bases quantities of standard test materials on. schools census and pupil registration data, Independent schools choosing to participate in the.
Monday 30 October,KS2 assessments must place test orders on NCA. tools for both standard and modified versions and,issue privacy notices to parents. Special schools PRUs hospital schools and secure, units should confirm zero test orders if all pupils are. working below the standard of the tests or all pupils. are unable to access the tests to avoid tests being. sent to them, November to STA moderation training in English writing for LAs. Test orders section of NCA tools closes, Deadline for maintained schools academies and free.
schools to order modified versions of the KS2 tests. Deadline for participating independent schools to, order standard and modified versions of the KS2 tests. Friday 24 November,and issue privacy notices to parents. Deadline for special schools PRUs hospital schools. and secure units to confirm zero test orders if all. pupils are working below the standard of the tests or. all pupils are unable to access the tests,6 https ncatools education gov uk. Deadline for schools to submit their holiday dates for. Friday 24 November the 2017 to 2018 academic year in the Test orders. section of NCA tools, December KS2 access arrangements guidance published. Deadline for academies to have a written agreement. in place with their chosen LA for monitoring the tests. and external moderation of their TA and have,reported this information to STA via NCA tools.
Deadline for participating independent schools that. Friday 15 December, wish to publish and compare their national curriculum. assessment results with local national data to have a. written agreement in place with the LA that will,complete external moderation of their TA and have. reported this information to STA via NCA tools,3 2 Important dates for 2018. 2019 teacher assessment frameworks and pre key, stage standards are published for information only. Spring term,LA moderator standardisation exercises in English.
Access arrangements section of NCA tools opens, Monday 29 January for applications for early opening compensatory. marks additional time and timetable variations, Monday 19 February Pupil registration section of NCA tools opens. Deadline for schools to submit applications for early. opening and compensatory marks,Monday 26 February, LAs informed by STA on or shortly after this date if. they are going to receive an external moderation visit. March KS2 test administration guidance7 published, Friday 16 March Deadline for schools to complete pupil registration. 7 www gov uk government collections key stage 2 tests administer the tests. All schools that have applied for early opening or. Monday 9 April compensatory marks will have been notified of the. outcome of their application on NCA tools,Deadline for schools to submit applications for.
additional time, Monday 23 April Selected schools will be informed that their school. has been selected to participate in the science,sampling tests. Monday 30 April to Schools receive all KS2 test materials standard and. Friday 4 May modified versions and stationery items. Monday 14 May to, Thursday 17 May Schools administer the KS2 tests see section 3 3. Access arrangements section of NCA tools opens,for special consideration applications. Thursday 17 May,KS2 headteacher s declaration form HDF is.
available to schools on NCA tools from 5pm, Schools informed by the LA on or after this date if. Friday 18 May they are going to receive an external moderation visit. Monday 21 May Teacher assessment section of NCA tools opens. Thursday 24 May Deadline for schools to apply for timetable variations. on NCA tools, Deadline for schools to submit aid notifications if. pupils have used a scribe transcript word processor. or electronic or technical aid in a test, Deadline for schools to submit any notifications that. they have administered the tests at another location. Friday 25 May,or to notify STA of a pupil cheating. Deadline for schools to submit special consideration. applications,Deadline for schools to submit the KS2 HDF on NCA.
Test materials and mark schemes available to,Tuesday 29 May. download from GOV UK,Monday 4 June to, Friday 15 June Science sampling test period see section 8. Monday 4 June to LAs undertake external moderation of KS2 English. Thursday 28 June writing TA,Deadline to submit TA data on NCA tools Data. Thursday 28 June submitted late will not be used in DfE s performance. tables data checking exercise,Pupil results raw scores and scaled scores and. marked script images available on NCA tools from,Tuesday 10 July 7 30am.
Raw score to scaled score conversion tables,available on GOV UK and NCA tools. Deadline for schools to submit review of marking,Friday 20 July applications. Wednesday 12 Review outcomes returned to schools,3 3 Test timetable for 2018. The tests must be taken on the scheduled day unless an application for a timetable. variation has been approved by STA see section 6 2. The order of the KS2 tests in the 2018 test timetable is different from previous years. Schools must administer the English grammar punctuation and spelling test on Monday. 14 May and the English reading test on Tuesday 15 May. English grammar punctuation and spelling Paper 1,Monday 14 May. English grammar punctuation and spelling Paper 2,Tuesday 15 May English reading.
Mathematics Paper 1 arithmetic,Wednesday 16 May,Mathematics Paper 2 reasoning. Thursday 17 May Mathematics Paper 3 reasoning,Section 4 2018 national curriculum tests. 4 1 Overview of 2018 tests,The KS2 tests consist of. English grammar punctuation and spelling Paper 1 questions. English grammar punctuation and spelling Paper 2 spelling. English reading,mathematics Paper 1 arithmetic,mathematics Paper 2 reasoning. mathematics Paper 3 reasoning,KS2 English grammar punctuation and spelling test.
The English grammar punctuation and spelling test focuses on the relevant elements of. the programme of study8 and statutory appendices,There are 2 papers. Paper 1 questions,Paper 2 spelling, Paper 1 questions is a combined question and answer booklet Pupils will have 45. minutes to answer the questions which are worth 50 marks in total. Paper 2 spelling consists of a test transcript to be read by the test administrator and an. Section 4 2018 national curriculum tests 11 4 1 Overview of 2018 tests 11 4 2 Science sampling tests 12 4 3 Scaled scores 12 4 4 Practice test materials 13 4 5 Test frameworks 13 4 6 Test orders 13 4 7 Modified test materials 14 4 8 Delivery of test materials 14 Section 5 Test participation 16 5 1 Participating pupils 16

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