Government Publications

Steph Reddington, 6th April 2016

The Government regularly updates statutory documents and other relevant publications.  This section provides links to the most useful assessment documents as well as information on when they were last updated (with details on how where available). 

New! Collections on Gov.uk 

Published 13 Sept 2016 

Primary School Accountability (2016)

Published 29 January 2016 

UPDATE: 1 Sept 2016

Updates included on sufficient progress thresholds, high score thresholds, key stage 2 writing teacher assessment points and pupils below the the standard of the test.  Also add the document 'Primary Accountability: A summary of new progress measures'.   


School Performance tables 2016: Statement of Intent

Published 4 August 2016 


The Rochford Review - final report

Published 19 October 2016 


Commission on Assessment Without Levels

Published 17 September 2015



Key Stage 1 

NB: Week Commencing 12 Jun 2017 - Phonics Screening Check Week 


KS1 Planner 2017

Published 21 October 2016 


KS1 Assessment & Reporting Arrangements 2017

Published 21 October 2016 


KS1 Interim Assessment Framework 2017

Published 14 July 2016 


KS1 Pre-Key Stage 1: Pupils working below the level of the test 2017

Published 14 July 2016 


KS1 National Curriculum: Past Papers (2016)

Published 3 June 2016 


Scaled Scores at KS1

Published 3 June 2016 


Phonics Screening Test Administration

Published 9 April 2014

UPDATE: 5 April 2016

Guidance for the 2016 test cycle. 


KS1 Test Administration

Published 5 April 2016


KS1 National Curriculum Assessments: 2016 Teacher Assessment Exemplifications

Published 22 February 2016

UPDATE: 24 March 2016

Update to reflect the messages in 'Clarification; key stage 1 and 2 teacher assessment and moderation guidance', published 8 March 2016. 


KS1 Teacher Assessment Moderation Requirements

Published 7 December 2015 

UPDATE: 4 March 2016

Updated teacher assessment deadline for KS1. 

UPDATE: 24 March 2016

Update to reflect the messages in 'Clarification; key stage 1 and 2 teacher assessment and moderation guidance', published 8 March 2016. 


Key Stage 2 

NB: Week Commencing 8 May 2017 - Key Stage 2 SATs Week 



Published 21 October 2016 


KS2 Assessment & Reporting Arrangements 2017

Published 21 October 2016 


Published 14 July 2016 



Published 14 July 2016 


Scaled Scores at KS2

Published 5 July 2016


KS2 National Curriculum: Past Papers (2016)

Published 23 May 2016 


KS2 Test Administration

Published 6 April 2016 


KS2 National Curriculum Assessments: 2016 Teacher Assessment Exemplifications

Published 22 February 2016

UPDATE: 24 March 2016

Update to reflect the messages in 'Clarification; key stage 1 and 2 teacher assessment and moderation guidance', published 8 March 2016. 


KS2 Teacher Assessment Moderation Requirements 

Published 7 December 2015  

UPDATE: 24 March 2016

Update to reflect the messages in 'Clarification; key stage 1 and 2 teacher assessment and moderation guidance', published 8 March 2016. 


Key Stage 4 



Published 6 March 2014

UPDATED regularly: 20 Jun 2014; 16 Oct 2014; 26 Feb 2015; 25 Mar 2015; 26 Aug 2015; 20 Jan 2016; 7 Jul 2016 
See website for which sections have been updated each time. 


English Baccalaureate: Eligible Qualifications

Published 1 Dec 2013

UPDATE: 9 August 2016

Updated with newly-accredited qualifications for August 2016. 


Reform of GCSE Qualifications by OfQual

Published 9 September 2012

UPDATED regularly: 10 Dec 2014; 17 Dec 2014; 12 Feb 2015; 26 Feb 2015; 19 Mar 2015; 11 Sept 2015; 7 Oct 2015; 3 Dec 2015; 15 Dec 2015; 29 Jan 2016; 23 May 2016; 27 Jul 2016 

See website for which sections have been updated each time.