Specific order requirements should be discussed with the relevant modified test agency before placing an order. If additional pupils arrive after the deadline or pupils leave your school, please contact the modified test helpline on 0300 303 3019 to discuss the impact of these changes on your order.
You can contact the Standards and Testing Agency (STA) using the following contact details:
For information about the National Curriculum tests you can contact the National Curriculum assessments helpline on:
Telephone: 0300 303 3013
For any enquiries not related to National Curriculum assessments, please contact the Department for Education on 0370 000 2288
Schools can order modified tests on the NCA tools website.
Step 1: Log in to the NCA tools website
Step 2: Click on the 'Test orders' tab at the top of the page
Step 3: Select 'Modified tests' from the left-hand menu
Step 4: The modified tests for each level will then appear on the left-hand menu.
By selecting from this list you will be able to view all materials available for the relevant key stage or optional test year.
Step 5: Place your test order
Enter the number of pupils participating in each test and select 'Recalculate'
Please ensure you select the most appropriate test paper based on the materials the student uses in school on a daily basis.
Select 'Submit' to confirm your test order.
Step 6: Test order confirmation
Both the user who places or edits the test order and the headteacher will receive email confirmation of the order. Please check this confirmation to ensure you have ordered the correct quantities of test materials.
All modified test orders can be viewed or edited by revisiting the Test orders section of the NCA tools website.
Step 6: Log out
When you have completed your session, ensure you log out of the NCA tools website. To do this, select the ‘Log out’ option on the homepage.
A modified test is an adapted form of the standard test for use by pupils with either a visual or hearing impairment. Modified test materials are available for pupils with visual impairment or other special educational needs. Modified mental mathematics test materials are available for pupils with hearing impairment and pupils who use sign language.
Modified large print (MLP) and Braille versions for all tests are available for children with visual impairment and special educational needs.
You must decide which tests are most appropriate based on the materials normally used by these pupils in the classroom.
You can order modified tests from Monday 1 October 2012 until Friday 30 November 2012 in the Test orders section of the NCA tools website.
Modified test materials will be delivered in February 2013, at the same time as the standard test materials.
The modified test helpline can provide more details on the modified tests and can be contacted on 0300 303 3019.
Schools can order modified tests on the Test orders section of the NCA tools website at www.education.gov.uk/ncatools.
National Curriculum assessments helpline
Telephone: 0300 303 3013
Tools to help administration of National Curriculum assessments.