Government Publications

This page provides links to some of the most useful documents relating to assessment across all key stages. 

Commission on Assessment Without Levels

The Rochford Review - final report

Government consultation response to Primary Assessment in England

Government consultation response to the Rochford Review


Early Years 

EYFS: Assessment and reporting arrangements 2018


Primary Assessment 

NEW - Teacher assessment frameworks at the end of key stage 1. For use in the 2017 to 2018 academic year.

NEW - Teacher assessment frameworks at the end of key stage 2. For use in the 2017 to 2018 academic year.

NEW - Interim pre-key stage 1: pupils working below the test standard. For use in the 2017 to 2018 academic year.

NEW - Interim pre-key stage 2: pupils working below the test standard. For use in the 2017 to 2018 academic year.

2018 key stage 1: assessment and reporting arrangements (ARA)

2018 key stage 2: assessment and reporting arrangements (ARA)

Primary School Accountability

Scaled scores at Key stage 1

Scaled scores at Key stage 2


Collections on Gov.uk

To make online navigation easier for primary schools and other web users, the DfE have improved their document collections, which contain information about assessments at KS1 and KS2.  The following collections are available: 

- Key stage 1 tests

- Key stage 2 tests

- Key stage 1 teacher assessment

- Key stage 2 teacher assessment

- Phonics screening check: administration

- National Curriculum practice materials

- Guidance for local authorities

- STA assessment updates

- Information for parents

- Webinars and videos


Key Stage 4 

Secondary accountability measures - DfE guide

English Baccalaureate: Eligible Qualifications

Reform of GCSE qualifications by OfQual

Ready Reckoners for KS4 2017


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