Information: Cancellation of 2019/20 national curriculum assessments.

The Secretary of State for Education announced on 18 March that the 2019/20 national curriculum assessments will not take place due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Primary school performance measures will not be published for the 2019/20 academic year.

Government Publications

This page provides links to some of the most useful documents relating to assessment across all key stages. 

Commission on Assessment Without Levels

The Rochford Review – final report

Government consultation response to Primary Assessment in England

Government consultation response to the Rochford Review

Early Years 

EYFS: Assessment and reporting arrangements 2020

EYFS: Profile 2020 handbook

EYFS: National curriculum assessments: early years foundation stage

Primary Assessment 

Teacher assessment frameworks at the end of key stage 1. For use from the 2018/19 academic year.

Teacher assessment frameworks at the end of key stage 2. For use from the 2018/19 academic year.

Pre-key stage 1: pupils working below the test standard. For use in the 2019/20 academic year.

Pre-key stage 2: pupils working below the test standard. For use in the 2019/20 academic year.

2020 key stage 1: assessment and reporting arrangements (ARA)

2020 key stage 2: assessment and reporting arrangements (ARA)

Primary School Accountability

Scaled Scores at Key stage 1

Scaled scores at Key stage 2

Collections on

To make online navigation easier for primary schools and other web users, the DfE have improved their document collections, which contain information about assessments at KS1 and KS2.  The following collections are available: 

Key stage 1 tests

Key stage 2 tests

Key stage 1 teacher assessment

Key stage 2 teacher assessment

Phonics screening check: administration

National Curriculum practice materials

Guidance for local authorities

STA assessment updates

Information for parents

Webinars and videos

Statistical Releases

The latest in DfE statistics to help schools with comparison against national data sets:

Statistics: Key Stage 2

Statistics: Key Stage 1

Key Stage 4

Secondary accountability measures – DfE guide

English Baccalaureate

Reform of GCSE qualifications by OfQual

Ready Reckoners for KS4 2019

GCSE new grading scale: factsheets