In this section you will find information about assessment at Key Stage 1. This includes the phonics screening check which is administered to all children in Year 1. It also includes tasks and tests which can be performed at any time during Year 2, so children may not know that they are being formally assessed. These tasks and tests are designed to be administered informally as part of normal classroom activity. The results inform teachers’ overall assessments in English, mathematics and science, which are reported to parents and the Department.
This covers statutory assessment and reporting requirements for Key Stage 1.
Statutory guidance 18 April 2013
Information about assessment arrangements for children at Key Stage 1 in 2013.
General article 26 April 2013
Guidance to support local authority assessment coordinators moderate Key Stage 1 teacher assessment.
General article 02 January 2013
FAQ 27 September 2012
Templates which can be used by schools to report end of Key Stage 1 and phonics screeening check results to parents.
General article 21 March 2013
Information for schools and local authorities on maladministration of the phonics screening check.
General article 30 April 2013
Information about the statutory phonics screening check.
General article 13 March 2013
Information for schools and local authorities about monitoring visits for the phonics screening check in 2013.
General article 19 April 2013