Key Stage 1 tests in 2022

Prepare for KS1 tests in 2022 with guidance on administering, marking and scoring the tests. You will find links to practice test materials and the scaled score conversion tables.

Last reviewed on 6 December 2021
School types: All · School phases: Primary
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  1. What tests are taken?
  2. Test administration window
  3. Marking the tests
  4. Scoring
  5. Using the test outcomes

This article summarises the Standards and Testing Agency (STA)’s assessment and reporting arrangements for Key Stage (KS) 1 tests in 2022. 

What tests are taken?

The Key Stage (KS) 1 SATs consist of:

  • English reading paper 1: combined reading prompt and answer booklet
  • English reading paper 2: reading booklet and reading answer booklet
  • Maths paper 1: arithmetic
  • Maths paper 2: reasoning

You can also choose to administer an optional English grammar, punctuation and spelling (GPS) test - this can be used to inform your writing teacher assessments. It'll be available to download from the Primary Assessment Gateway from Tuesday 3 May (section 5.1). 

Use the KS1 practice materials to help your pupils become familiar with the tests.

Resitting the phonics screening check in year 2

Pupils in year 2 who didn't reach the required standard or missed the phonics test in year 1 may need to retake the phonics screening check (section 2.1).

You're required to administer the