On 16th January, the DfE published a primary assessment information and resources guide to help teachers find online content for Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage One and Key Stage Two assessments.


Early Years Foundation Guide

The EYFS guide includes important dates for the EYFS test cycle and guidance to understand statutory requirements for the EYFS.  Read the full EYFS assessment guide here.


Key Stage One Guide

The KS1 guide contains links to help you check important dates, understand statutory requirements, use appropriate access arrangements, plan for and administer the tests.  Read the full KS1 assessment guide here.

Key Stage Two Guide

The KS2 guide includes information to help you check important dates, understand statutory requirements, plan for and administer the tests, use appropriate access arrangements and access your school’s results.  Read the full KS2 assessment guide here.


Key Stage One and Key Stage Two Teacher Assessments Guide

These guides provide information about teacher assessment frameworks, teacher assessment exemplification, reporting and moderating.  Read the full KS1 TA guide and KS2 TA guide here.


Phonics Screening Check: Administration Guide

This guide is designed to help you understand the statutory requirements for the phonics screening check, plan for and administer the check and submit check results.  Read the full Phonics Screening Check guide here.


Practice materials

Includes KS1 and KS2 national curriculum tests, including science sampling, sample papers and guidance on scaled scores.  See and the KS1 and KS2 practice materials here.


KS1 and KS2 statistics

See national curriculum assessment statistics including measures of progress between KS1 and KS2.  Read the full KS1 statistics and KS2 statistics here.


Information for Parents

The DfE have also produced a parent’s guide to the KS1 and KS2 national tests.  Read the full parent’s guide here.