Standards Testing Agency
This page outlines the data the Standards and Testing Agency (STA) will collect from users of the Primary Assessment Gateway for national curriculum assessments and how we will use it. It also covers the legal basis for collecting this data, who the data will be shared with and how long we will keep it.
The Primary Assessment Gateway is an IT system that enables STA and associated third parties engaged with STA to prepare for, complete and process numerous activities allowing annual completion of key stage 1 (KS1) and key stage 2 (KS2) national curriculum assessments.
The Primary Assessment Gateway system has a number of users including headteachers, school staff, local authorities, multi academy trusts and KS2 markers, each of whom have different reasons for logging into the system.
School representatives (headteachers and staff) will use the system to provide information to STA on pupils participating in KS1 and KS2 assessments (e.g. test orders (where required), pupil registration and access arrangements), as well as accessing the system to view secure materials and pupil assessment results.
KS2 markers can access the system to manage their user accounts and view evaluation scores for their marking work.
Suitable access controls have been implemented to ensure that the different users of the system do not have access to other user groups data.