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Promotional material: Reception baseline assessment: information leaflet

Promotional material: Reception baseline assessment: information leaflet

Information leaflet for schools about the new reception baseline assessment.

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Guidance: Reception baseline assessment framework

Guidance: Reception baseline assessment framework

An assessment for pupils in reception to measure their progress in primary schools from 2020.

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Guidance: Reception baseline assessment validity report

Guidance: Reception baseline assessment validity report

Information on the validity evidence gathered during the development of the reception baseline.

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Detailed guide: Reception baseline assessment

Detailed guide: Reception baseline assessment

Information about the development of an assessment for pupils in reception to measure their progress in primary schools.

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Research and analysis: 2019 maladministration report

Research and analysis: 2019 maladministration report

Report detailing the maladministration allegations reported to the Standards and Testing Agency (STA) throughout the 2019 test cycle.

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Detailed guide: Primary assessments: future dates

Detailed guide: Primary assessments: future dates

Future dates for key stage 1 and key stage 2 tests (commonly referred to as SATs), phonics screening check, multiplication tables check and reception baseline assessment.

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Statutory guidance: 2021 key stage 2: assessment and reporting arrangements (ARA)

Statutory guidance: 2021 key stage 2: assessment and reporting arrangements (ARA)

Statutory guidance for assessing and reporting the national curriculum at key stage 2 (KS2) in the 2020 to 2021 academic year.

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Statutory guidance: 2021 key stage 1: assessment and reporting arrangements (ARA)

Statutory guidance: 2021 key stage 1: assessment and reporting arrangements (ARA)

Statutory guidance for assessing and reporting the national curriculum at key stage 1 (KS1) in the 2020 to 2021 academic year.

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Guidance: National curriculum assessments calendar

Guidance: National curriculum assessments calendar

Important dates for primary schools to plan for the 2021 key stages 1 and 2 assessments (commonly called SATs).

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Statutory guidance: Key stage 1: administering the phonics screening check to year 2 pupils

Statutory guidance: Key stage 1: administering the phonics screening check to year 2 pupils

This guidance is for schools administering the phonics screening check to year 2 pupils during the second half of the 2020 autumn term.

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Detailed guide: Key stage 1 and key stage 2 test dates

Detailed guide: Key stage 1 and key stage 2 test dates

Future dates for the key stage 1 and key stage 2 tests (commonly referred to as SATs), phonics screening check and multiplication tables check.

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Detailed guide: Key stage 2 tests: varying the test timetable

Detailed guide: Key stage 2 tests: varying the test timetable

Information about how headteachers, or someone with delegated authority, can reschedule the key stage 2 tests.

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Detailed guide: Multiplication tables check: IT guidance

Detailed guide: Multiplication tables check: IT guidance

This guidance is to help schools prepare to administer the optional multiplication tables check in June 2021.

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Promotional material: Multiplication tables check: information for parents

Promotional material: Multiplication tables check: information for parents

Information for parents about the optional multiplication tables check, taking place in June 2021.

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Guidance: Key stage 2 tests: access arrangements

Guidance: Key stage 2 tests: access arrangements

Guidance for schools about access arrangements available for pupils participating in 2021 key stage 2 national curriculum tests (commonly called SATs).

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Guidance: Key stage 2 teacher assessment guidance

Guidance: Key stage 2 teacher assessment guidance

Guidance for schools and local authorities involved in the administration and moderation of statutory key stage 2 (KS2) teacher assessment (TA) in 2021.

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Guidance: Key stage 1 teacher assessment guidance

Guidance: Key stage 1 teacher assessment guidance

Guidance for schools and local authorities involved in the administration and moderation of statutory key stage 1 (KS1) teacher assessment (TA) in 2021.

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Guidance: Key stage 1 teacher assessment guidance

Guidance: Key stage 1 teacher assessment guidance

Guidance for schools and local authorities involved in the administration and moderation of statutory key stage 1 (KS1) teacher assessment (TA) in 2021.

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Statutory guidance: 2021 key stage 2: assessment and reporting arrangements (ARA)

Statutory guidance: 2021 key stage 2: assessment and reporting arrangements (ARA)

Statutory guidance for assessing and reporting the national curriculum at key stage 2 (KS2) in the 2020 to 2021 academic year.

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Statutory guidance: 2021 key stage 1: assessment and reporting arrangements (ARA)

Statutory guidance: 2021 key stage 1: assessment and reporting arrangements (ARA)

Statutory guidance for assessing and reporting the national curriculum at key stage 1 (KS1) in the 2020 to 2021 academic year.

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Corporate report: Standards and Testing Agency Framework

Corporate report: Standards and Testing Agency Framework

Roles and responsibilities of the Standards and Testing Agency (STA), an executive agency of the Department for Education.

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Detailed guide: Teacher assessment moderation: standardisation and training process

Detailed guide: Teacher assessment moderation: standardisation and training process

Information for local authorities on training and standardisation for moderators of key stages 1 and 2 English writing.

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Detailed guide: Using the Primary Assessment Gateway

Detailed guide: Using the Primary Assessment Gateway

Information for schools, local authorities (LAs) and multi-academy trusts (MATs) on how to use the Primary Assessment Gateway.

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Detailed guide: Key stage 2 tests: how to become a marker

Detailed guide: Key stage 2 tests: how to become a marker

Guidance about how to become a marker for the key stage 2 (KS2) English, mathematics and science national curriculum tests (commonly referred to as SATs).

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Detailed guide: Teacher assessment moderation: standardisation and training process

Detailed guide: Teacher assessment moderation: standardisation and training process

Information for local authorities on training and standardisation for moderators of key stages 1 and 2 English writing.

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Guidance: The engagement model

Guidance: The engagement model

For teachers to use as an assessment tool for pupils working below the standard of national curriculum tests.

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Guidance: Phonics screening check: 2019 materials

Guidance: Phonics screening check: 2019 materials

Scoring guidance, pupils' materials and answer sheet for the 2019 phonics screening check.

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Guidance: Phonics screening check: 2018 materials

Guidance: Phonics screening check: 2018 materials

Scoring guidance, pupils' materials and answer sheet for the 2018 phonics screening check.

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Guidance: Phonics screening check: 2017 materials

Guidance: Phonics screening check: 2017 materials

Scoring guidance, pupils' materials and answer sheet for the 2017 phonics screening check.

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Guidance: Phonics screening check: 2019 modified materials

Guidance: Phonics screening check: 2019 modified materials

Modified materials for the 2019 phonics screening check.

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Guidance: Phonics screening check: 2018 modified materials

Guidance: Phonics screening check: 2018 modified materials

Modified materials for the 2018 phonics screening check.

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Guidance: Phonics screening check: 2017 modified materials

Guidance: Phonics screening check: 2017 modified materials

Modified materials for the 2017 phonics screening check.

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Statutory guidance: Key stage 1: administering the phonics screening check to year 2 pupils

Statutory guidance: Key stage 1: administering the phonics screening check to year 2 pupils

This guidance is for schools administering the phonics screening check to year 2 pupils during the second half of the 2020 autumn term.

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Corporate report: Standards and Testing Agency: annual report and accounts 2019 to 2020

Corporate report: Standards and Testing Agency: annual report and accounts 2019 to 2020

Standards and Testing Agency annual report and accounts 2019 to 2020.

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Guidance: Dispatch of exam scripts: yellow label service

Guidance: Dispatch of exam scripts: yellow label service

Information for exams officers about using the Parcelforce Worldwide yellow label service to dispatch exam scripts for general qualifications.

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Detailed guide: Reception baseline assessment

Detailed guide: Reception baseline assessment

Information about the development of an assessment for pupils in reception to measure their progress in primary schools.

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Detailed guide: Reporting to parents at the end of key stages 1 and 2

Detailed guide: Reporting to parents at the end of key stages 1 and 2

Guidance for schools on writing statutory end of year reports for parents.

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Detailed guide: School reports on pupil performance: guide for headteachers

Detailed guide: School reports on pupil performance: guide for headteachers

Guidance for schools on writing statutory end of year reports for parents.

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Detailed guide: Reporting to parents at the end of key stages 1 and 2

Detailed guide: Reporting to parents at the end of key stages 1 and 2

Guidance for schools on writing statutory end of year reports for parents.

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Statutory guidance: Pre key stage 1 standards

Statutory guidance: Pre key stage 1 standards

For teachers to report assessment outcomes for pupils working below the standard of national curriculum assessments (commonly called SATs) at the end of KS1.

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Statutory guidance: Pre key stage 2 standards

Statutory guidance: Pre key stage 2 standards

For teachers to report assessment outcomes for pupils working below the standard of national curriculum assessments (commonly called SATs) at the end of KS2.

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Guidance: The engagement model

Guidance: The engagement model

For teachers to use as an assessment tool for pupils working below the standard of national curriculum tests.

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Guidance: Key stage 2 tests: returning test scripts

Guidance: Key stage 2 tests: returning test scripts

Guidance for completing attendance registers and returning key stage 2 (KS2) test scripts for marking.

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Guidance: Key stage 2 teacher assessment data collection: technical specification

Guidance: Key stage 2 teacher assessment data collection: technical specification

Technical specification for software suppliers, educators and local authorities completing returns for the key stage 2 data collection.

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Guidance: Key stage 1 tests: modified test administration guidance (MTAG)

Guidance: Key stage 1 tests: modified test administration guidance (MTAG)

Guidance for administering the 2020 national curriculum tests to pupils with hearing or visual impairments.

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