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Find answers to FAQs on how to comply with statutory requirements for end of Key Stage 1 and 2 assessments. Use our checklist of key dates and deadlines, and know what to report to your local authority and parents.

Who do these requirements apply to?

These requirements apply to:

  • Academies
  • Maintained schools
  • Special schools
  • Alternative provision settings
  • Independent schools that have chosen to participate in the KS1 assessments

Friday 18 November Deadline to order National Curriculum tests if you need modified tests (such as large print or braille), or if you're an independent or special school, pupil referral unit (PRU) or secure unit Academies must have a written agreement about moderation with their chosen local authority (LA) (for monitoring the phonics screening check and external moderation of their KS1 teacher assessment) Academies not using their geographic LA (for monitoring the phonics screening check and external moderation of their KS1 teacher assessment) to have informed the Standards and Testing Agency (STA) March 2023 Guidance for monitoring visits for phonics screening check updated Monday 13 March KS1 test administration guidance published  Monday 20 March Phonics screening test administration guidance published Schools receive KS1 test materials for English reading and mathematics, including any modified

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