The key stage 1 'Assessment and reporting arrangements' (ARA) includes detailed information on statutory testing and assessment.

Key information for 2014

  • Schools can order the key stage 1 tasks and tests between Monday 30 September and Friday 29 November 2013. Schools cannot order hard copies or change orders after this date.
  • The phonics screening check must be administered to children in year 1 and children in year 2 if they did not meet the required standard in year 1. This year the check must also be administered by maintained nursery schools with registered children who will reach the age of 6 before the end of the school year.
  • The phonics screening check will take place during the week commencing 16 June.
  • Schools must finalise key stage 1 teacher assessment levels by Thursday 3 July. If a child transfers schools then the schools involved should agree which school will submit the data. This will usually be the school where the child is registered at the point when data is submitted.