Assessment and moderation resources
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KS1 national curriculum tests 2018
The LA have been asked to clarify the length of time key stage one (KS1) children can sit the KS1 SATs.
Timings of key stage one tests (pdf)
STA guidance in regards to timing of KS1 tests .
Key stage one tests: test administration guidance (GOV.UK)
STA guidance for headteachers, teachers and teaching assistants administering the 2018 KS1 national curriculum tests.
Primary assessment: Teacher assessment moderation training materials
Following recent national training events for LA moderation managers and lead moderators for KS1 and KS2 English writing, the presentation slides and accompanying materials are now available for all schools and LAs via the NCA tools website. You can also download these documents below (log in required):
Headteachers may wish to share these materials with KS1 and KS2 teachers and literacy leads to help prepare for moderation of teacher assessment.
Full instructions for moderator trainers are included within the presentation slides and accompanying materials.
Attainment and performance
Blank progress tool (version 2018)
Updated version of the progress tool circulated at the standards and accountability conference in December 2016. Now based on 2017 progress from each KS1 prior attainment group.
You can download exemplification documents of the age-related expectations of the new curriculum in reading, writing and mathematics at the end of years 1, 3, 4 and 5. Schools have contributed to the initial exemplification.
Working at greater depth
All documents are in PDF format and behind a login unless otherwise stated.
Year 1 - Reading
Year 1 - Writing
Year 3 - Reading
Year 3 - Writing
Year 4 - Reading
Year 4 - Writing
Year 5 - Reading
Year 5 – Writing
Working at expected standard
These collections of evidence are designed to support schools in making consistent judgements about attainment in those year groups where nationally produced standards statements and exemplification materials are not available.
These have been collected in a separate file which schools can supplement with additional material from school-based moderation and other sources.
All documents are in PDF format unless otherwise stated.