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Plans for 2021/22 national curriculum assessments


The Department for Education have published accountability arrangements for primary school tests and assessments in the 2021/22 academic year. STA can confirm that all existing statutory key stage 1 (KS1) and key stage 2 (KS2) assessments will return in 2021/22, following their usual timetable.
This includes the:
•         end of KS1 and KS2 assessments (including tests and teacher assessment)
•         reception baseline assessment
•         phonics screening check
•         year 4 multiplication tables check
•         statutory trialling
There will be no science sampling tests in 2022.
We recognise that pupils will have missed a critical period of their learning due to partial school closures in the 2019/20 and 2020/21 academic years. It is vital that we know the impact of coronavirus on this cohort of pupils nationally and can give support to schools that need it the most.
KS2 national curriculum assessment results will not be published in performance tables in the academic year 2021/22. The Department will, however, produce the normal suite of KS2 accountability measures at school-level and share these securely with primary schools, academy trusts, local authorities and Ofsted for school improvement purposes and to help identify schools most in need of support. More information on primary school accountability in 2021/22 can be found on GOV.UK.