On 29th June, the Department for Education published the final key stage 1 and 2 national curriculum test frameworks and sample papers for 2016, which will be used primarily by test developers and the Standards and Testing Agency throughout the test development process.

These provide further information about the 2016 national tests and will help clarify test content and expectations. However, they do not provide information on how the new national curriculum should be taught, nor should they be used by teachers to guide teaching and learning.

National curriculum assessments test frameworks

Each test framework sets out:

  • what will and won’t be assessed by the test
  • how each element of the subject will be assessed
  • the structure of the test
  • the standard a child will be expected to achieve in the test

You can download all the framework documents here.

National curriculum assessment sample materials

This collection of tests covers key stage 1 and 2 reading, grammar, punctuation and spelling and mathematics. The guidance includes mark schemes and test administration guidance.

Download all the sample materials here.

Here are links to all the individual 2016 test frameworks and sample materials, for easy downloading!

Key Stage 1 resources for grammar, punctuation and spelling

  1. KS1 English grammar, punctuation and spelling test framework
  2. Sample KS1 English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 1: spelling
  3. Sample KS1 English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 1: spelling instructions
  4. Sample KS1 English grmmar, punctuation and spelling paper 2: questions
  5. Sample KS1 English grammar, punctuation and spelling: paper 2: questions instructions
  6. Sample KS1 English grammar, punctuation and spelling: mark scheme

Key Stage 1 resources for reading

  1. KS1 English reading test framework
  2. Sample KS1 English reading Paper 1: prompt answer booklet
  3. Sample KS1 English reading Paper 1: instructions
  4. Sample KS1 English reading: mark scheme
  5. Sample KS1 English reading Paper 2: instructions
  6. Sample KS1 English reading Paper 2: reading booklet
  7. Sample KS1 English reading Paper 2: answer booklet

Key Stage 1 resources for mathematics

  1.  KS1 mathematics test framework
  2. Sample KS1 mathematics Paper 1: arithmetic
  3. Sample KS1 mathematics Paper 1 arithmetic: instructions
  4. Sample KS1 mathematics Paper 2: reasoning
  5. Sample KS1 mathematics Paper 2 reasoning: instructions
  6. Sample KS1 mathematics: mark schemes

Key Stage 2 resources for grammar, punctuation and spelling

  1. KS2 English grammar, punctuation and spelling test framework
  2. Sample KS2 English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 1: questions
  3. Sample KS2 English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 1: questions instructions
  4. Sample KS2 English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 2: spelling
  5. Sample KS2 English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 2 : spelling instructions
  6. Sample KS2 English grammar, punctuation and spelling: mark scheme

Key Stage 2 resources for reading

  1. KS2 English reading test framework
  2. Sample KS2 English reading: answer booklet
  3. Sample KS2 English reading: reading booklet
  4. Sample KS2 English reading: instructions
  5. Sample KS2 English reading: mark scheme

Key Stage 2 resources for mathematics

  1. Key stage 2: mathematics test framework
  2. Sample KS2 mathematics Paper 1: arithmetic
  3. Sample KS2 mathematics Paper1: arithmetic instructions
  4. Sample KS2 mathematics Paper 2: reasoning
  5. Sample KS2 mathematics Paper 2: reasoning instructions
  6. Sample KS2 mathematics Paper 3: reasoning
  7. Sample KS2 mathematics Paper 3: reasoning instructions
  8. Sample KS2 mathematics: mark schemes

Key Stage 2 resources for science

  1.  KS2 science sampling test framework

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