Year 4 multiplication tables check: requirements and guidance

You're required to administer the multiplication tables check between 5 and 23 June 2023. Find out what you need to do, including how to log in to the online system and how pupils can access practice tests.

updated on 9 May 2023
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  1. What do we have to do, and when?
  2. What does the check cover?
  3. Test format
  4. Which pupils take it?
  5. How to log in to the system
  6. Get pupils to do a practice check
  7. How to create PINs for the official check
  8. Access arrangements
  9. How to administer the check
  10. Results and accountability: complete the headteacher's declaration form 

This article summarises the key points from the Standards and Testing Agency's (STA's) guidance on administering the multiplication tables check (MTC) to year 4 pupils in 2022/23. 

What do we have to do, and when?

From Monday 17 April: Access the MTC service via DfE Sign-in to prepare.

Between 5 June and 16 June: Administer the check. 

Between 19 June and 23 June: If required, administer the check to pupils who were absent, or if there were any delays due to technical difficulties.

By 5pm on Friday 23 June: Submit your headteacher's declaration form.

From 26 June: Access results (a total score for each pupil) in the 'view pupil results' section of the multiplication tables check service. 

What does the check cover?

Here are the minimum and maximum numbers of questions that'll