How to use the statutory KS2 R/W/M report

Information: Cancellation of 2019/20 and 2020/21 national curriculum assessments.

The Secretary of State for Education announced on 18 March 2020 that the 2019/20 national curriculum assessments will not take place due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The Department for Education announced on 7 January 2021 that the 2020/21 national curriculum assessment will not take place again this year.

Primary school performance measures will not be published for the 2019/20 or 2020/21 academic years.

This KS2 report has been built in line with guidance from the DfE and should replicate the data that schools see when they do their DfE Tables Checking exercise. 

NB: As of academic year 2019/20, KS1 Baseline will no longer be calculated via Legacy National Curriculum levels. As soon as we have confirmation from the DfE on how KS1 to KS2 progress will be measured for pupils in academic years 19/20 and 20/21, this report will be updated accordingly.

Progress and Attainment is calculated according to the guidance in the latest ‘Primary School Accountability’ document. 

How to populate the report

KS1 baseline data can be auto-calculated and will be derived from pupils’ Legacy Level data. This data should automatically be imported via pupils’ CTF files. If not, it can manually be entered into the relevant Legacy subjects of Maths, Reading and Writing. 

Teacher Assessment data can be inputted straight into Pupil Asset via Results > Results or Results Across Subjects

Scaled scores can be imported directly from the Primary Assessment Gateway (formally NCA Tools) into Pupil Asset. For more information on importing data, see ‘How to import pupil results’.  

Q. Why do the percentages differ in this report to other Pupil Asset reports?

A. The calculations in the KS2 report match those used by the DfE to ensure that the data matches that which is published at a national level. At a national level, nominal scores that are given to children working below the level of the test (BLW) are not used in the average scaled score calculation and are used only for progress calculations.

This differs to the rest of Pupil Asset where mean averages are calculated according to the number of pupils included and the results themselves. Unlike the DfE calculations, in Pupil Asset, every child’s result is counted in the average. 

The KS2 report applies the following criteria as outlined by the DfE: