End of key stage assessment data collections

2020/21 academic year

The Standards Testing Agency (STA) have released information on dates relating to primary assessment for the 2021/22 academic year

Phonics: Autumn 2021 Year 2

The Department for Education (DfE) and Standard Testing Agency (STA) have announced that in the 2021 to 2022 academic year schools must administer a past version of the check to year 2 pupils, this is due to the cancellation of the year 1 phonics screening check in June 2021.

Schools are encouraged to administer the check at the beginning of the second half of the 2021 autumn term (ie when schools return after October half term from 1 November). Schools should return results to DfE through their local authority by Thursday 9 December 2021.

Please follow the usual process of exporting the Phonics return from your MIS as a CTF file and sending to the LA by uploading to the School to School (S2S) system accessible via DfE Sign-In.

Here is guidance for schools on administering the check.

Please contact schoolsdatateam@ealing.gov.uk with any queries

Reception Baseline Assessment (RBA)

The RBA will be statutory in schools from September 2021. Schools must complete the reception baseline assessment for each child in the first six weeks after they enter reception.

Here is further information about the RBA

Multiplication tables check

Schools must administer the multiplication tables check within the 3-week period from Monday 6 June 2022.

Early years foundation stage

The new profile will be in place from September 2021. Statutory assessments are planned to be collected as normal in the summer of 2022.

The Early years foundation stage profile 2022 handbook has been published by the Department for Education.

To ensure enough time for the data team to support you with submitting and checking your return, we ask that all schools submit their EYFS CTF file via the School to School system (S2S) via DfE Sign-In to the LA by Thursday 23 June 2022.

Here is more information about the EYFS profile

Phonics (Year 1 and Year 2)

The normal Year 1 and Year 2 phonics screening check is planned to be resumed in summer 2022. Check week will be 6 - 10 June, with the second week for absent pupils following on 13 - 17 June.

We ask that schools submit their return to the LA as soon as possible after the second check week closes. To ensure enough time for the data team to support you with submitting and checking your return, we ask that all schools submit their Phonics CTF file via the School to School system (S2S) via DfE Sign-In to the LA by Thursday 23 June 2022.

More information can be found in the Key stage 1: phonics screening check administration guidance and additional guidance will be published in the Spring 2022 term.

Key stage 1 teacher assessments

KS1 statutory assessments are planned to be collected as normal in the summer of 2022.

The 2022 key stage 1 assessment and reporting arrangements (ARA) have been published by the Standards Testing Agency (STA).

To ensure enough time for the data team to support you with submitting and checking your return, we ask that all schools submit their KS1 teacher assessments CTF file via the School to School system (S2S) via DfE Sign-In to the LA by Thursday 23 June 2022.

Key Stage 2

Key Stage 2 teacher assessments and statutory tests will resume in summer 2022 (although there will be no KS2 performance tables published until 2023).

The 2022 key stage 2 assessment and reporting arrangements (ARA) have been published by the Standards Testing Agency (STA).

To ensure enough time for the data team to support you with checking your return, we ask that all schools submit their KS2 teacher assessments on the Primary Assessment Gateway by Tuesday 21 June 2022.

Useful links and documents

The Standards Testing Agency (STA)

Capita instructions

Capita SIMS guidance handbooks
For guidance on end of key stage data processing, select the ‘Performance and Analysis’ drop down menu.

Ealing document/s

Key stage teacher assessments 2020 – Who should and shouldn’t be included (pdf)
(An updated document will be produced for 2022 once the DfE and STA have confirmed timelines.)

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Last updated: 26 Nov 2021