Key Stage 2 performance tables: which pupils are included?

Performance tables will return this year, after a break caused by COVID-19. Find out which pupils should take the KS2 tests and who's included in performance tables.

Last reviewed on 17 November 2022
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School types: All · School phases: Primary
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  1. Who should take the tests? 
  2. Absent pupils may not receive a scaled score
  3. Some pupils aren't counted for your average scaled score

Who should take the tests? 

Pupils must take the tests if they: 

  • Have completed the KS2 programme of study
  • Are working at the overall standard of the tests 

You can use practice material and your knowledge of each pupil to help you decide if they should take the tests (see page 24 of the 2023 key stage 2 assessment and reporting arrangements guidance).

Pupils shouldn't take the tests if any of the following apply:

Note that if any of these pupils do sit the test, even