Guidance

Key stage 2 assessments: 2017 planner

Published

Autumn term 2016

Monday 31 October

  • Information for all: ‘Test orders’ section of NCA tools opens.
  • Action for maintained schools, academies and free schools: Order modified versions of KS2 tests, including enlarged print, modified large print and braille, by Friday 25 November, if required.
  • Action for independent schools: Independent schools choosing to take part in KS2 tests must place test orders for both standard and modified versions by Friday 25 November, and issue privacy notices to parents.
  • Action for academies: Choose which LA will undertake monitoring of KS2 tests and external moderation of teacher assessment (TA). Report this information to STA by the end of the autumn term.
  • Action for independent schools: Independent schools choosing to take part in KS2 tests should enter into an agreement with the LA that will complete external moderation of their TA.

Friday 25 November

  • Information for all: ‘Test orders’ section of NCA tools closes.
  • Reminder for maintained schools, academies and free schools: Deadline to order modified versions of the KS2 tests.
  • Reminder for independent schools: Deadline for independent schools choosing to take part in KS2 tests to order standard and modified versions, and issue privacy notices to parents.

End of autumn term

  • Reminder for academies: Deadline to have chosen which LA will undertake monitoring of KS2 tests and external moderation of TA. Report this information to STA.

Spring term 2017

Monday 30 January

  • Information for all: ‘Access arrangements’ section of NCA tools opens for additional time, early opening, compensatory marks and timetable variation applications.

Monday 20 February

  • Action for schools: Register pupils in the ‘Pupil registration’ section of NCA tools by Friday 17 March.

Monday 27 February

  • Reminder for schools: Deadline to submit applications for early opening and compensatory marks.

March

  • Information for all: KS2 test administration guidance, including the ‘Test administrators’ guide’, published.

Friday 17 March

  • Reminder for schools: Deadline to complete pupil registration.

Monday 10 April

  • Action for schools: Check NCA tools for the outcome of any early opening or compensatory mark applications.

Summer term 2017

Monday 24 April

  • Reminder for schools: Deadline to submit applications for additional time.

w/c Monday 24 April

  • Information for all: Schools receive all KS2 test materials (standard and modified versions) and stationery items.

Monday 8 May to Thursday 11 May

  • Action for schools: Administer KS2 tests on their scheduled days.

Thursday 11 May

  • Information for all: ‘Access arrangements’ section of NCA tools opens for special consideration applications.
  • Action for schools: Complete and submit the KS2 headteacher’s declaration form (HDF) on NCA tools from 5pm until Friday 19 May.

Thursday 18 May

  • Reminder for schools: Deadline to apply for timetable variations on NCA tools.

Friday 19 May

  • Reminder for schools: Deadline to submit notifications that pupils have used a scribe, transcript, word processor or electronic or technical aid in a test.
  • Reminder for schools: Deadline to submit notifications that tests were administered at another location or to notify STA of a pupil cheating.
  • Reminder for schools: Deadline to submit special consideration applications.
  • Reminder for schools: Deadline to submit the KS2 HDF on NCA tools.
  • Action for local authorities: Inform schools on, or after, this date if they are going to receive an external TA moderation visit.

Monday 22 May

  • Information for all: Test materials and mark schemes available to download from GOV.UK.
  • Action for all: Submit TA data in the ‘Teacher assessment’ section of NCA tools by Thursday 29 June.

Monday 5 June

  • Action for local authorities: Undertake external TA moderation until Thursday 29 June.

Thursday 29 June

  • Reminder for all: Deadline to submit TA data on NCA tools.

Tuesday 4 July

  • Action for all: Review KS2 test results (including raw scores and scaled scores) and marked script images on NCA tools.
  • Information for all: Raw score to scaled score conversion tables available on GOV.UK.

Friday 14 July

  • Action for schools: Deadline to submit review of marking applications.

End of summer term

  • Action for schools: Report to parents.