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The new Key Stage 2 English grammar, punctuation and spelling test will assess elements of levels 3-5 of the current National Curriculum for English, as defined in the test framework. A level 6 test will also be available for schools that wish to enter children who are expected to be working above level 5 at the time of the test.
The Standards and Testing Agency (STA) has developed a set of sample materials for the levels 3-5 and level 6 tests, which replace the illustrative examples that were published in June 2012. These materials are available to download over the next two web pages and reflect the live 2013 test.
These sample materials have been developed using evidence from trials and expert reviews that have taken place during test development and have been provided with mark schemes to show how children will be given credit for their answers.
The materials for both levels 3-5 and level 6 include samples of:
The sample materials have been produced to support teachers by showing a typical example of the test format and how the different components will be presented, although there may be refinements made ahead of the live tests in May 2013.
For more information about the new English grammar, punctuation and spelling tests, you should read the 2013 Key Stage 2 Assessment and reporting arrangements.
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Test frameworks for the levels 3-5 and level 6 Key Stage 2 English grammar, punctuation and spelling tasks.
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Information on the assessment and reporting arrangements (ARA), explaining the statutory requirements for National Curriculum assessment and reporting arrangements at Key Stage 2.
Information for schools on the 2013 Key Stage 2 tests, including details about the new English grammar, punctuation and spelling test and the level 6 tests.