22nd March 

Offer for schools: Maze Education 

Maze Education are offering schools a free trial of their software including the following tools: Interactive Question Level Analysis; End of year analysis; Bulk student reporting; Drill down to individual children & questions; Strands, sub-strands & content domains. To register for a free trial, click here or visit their website, here


20th March 

Government Publication: Key stage 2 tests and phonics screening check: monitoring visits

An overview of local authority monitoring visits in schools for the phonics screening check, KS1 and KS2 national curriculum assessments (commonly known as SATs). Find the full guidance here


18th March 

Government Publication: Key stage 1 and 2 tests and phonics screening check: security advice

Information about keeping KS1 and KS2 tests and phonics screening check materials secure. Find the full guidance here


18th March 

Government Publication: Key stage 2 tests: ensuring test scripts can be marked on screen

Guidance for teachers to ensure that pupils’ national curriculum test scripts can be scanned and marked on screen. Find the full guidance here


18th March 

Government Publication: Key stage 1 tests: test administration guidance (TAG)

Guidance for headteachers, teachers and teaching assistants about administering the 2019 key stage 1 national curriculum tests. Find the full guidance here.


18th March 

Government Publication: Key stage 2 tests: test administration guidance (TAG)

Guidance for headteachers, teachers and teaching assistants about administering the 2019 key stage 2 national curriculum tests. Find the full guidance here


18th March 

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

Guidance for administering the 2019 key stage 1 national curriculum tests to pupils with hearing or visual impairments. Find the guidance here.


18th March 

Government Publication: Key stage 2 tests: modified test administration guidance (MTAG)

Guidance for administering the 2019 key stage 2 national curriculum tests to pupils with hearing or visual impairments. Find the guidance here


18th March 

Government Publication: Attendance register and test script dispatch

Instructions for completing KS2 test attendance registers, sending scripts for marking and submitting the headteacher's declaration form. Find the guidance here


18th March

Government Publication: Key stage 2 tests: special consideration guidance

How schools apply for special consideration for pupils whose performance is affected by extremely distressing circumstances or incidents before the tests. Find the guidance here


15th March 

Government Publication: Data management: reducing teacher workload

Materials to help school leaders and teachers review tasks associated with data management, so they can reduce workload. Find everything you need here


11th March 


Article: Need to know - Reception Baseline 

The TES provides a comprehensive overview of all things related to the Reception Baseline, including links to further articles which offer professional's views on the controversial assessment proposal. Read the full article here


7th March 

Government Publication: Pre-key stage English language comprehension and reading exemplification

Examples to support teachers' assessment of pre-key stage English language comprehension and reading at the end of key stage 1 and 2. Find the full guidance here

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