End of Key Stage 1 assessments

Teacher assessment is the main focus for end of KS1 assessment and reporting. It is carried out as part of teaching and learning.

Interim teacher assessment frameworks

Following the removal of teacher assessment levels, the interim teacher assessment frameworks, are to support teachers in making robust and accurate judgements for pupils at the end of KS1 in 2016.

The interim teacher assessment frameworks are for 2016 and 2017. The Department for Education (DfE) is evaluating options for future years.

The interim frameworks set out the standard(s) a pupil will be assessed against at the end of the key stage for reading, writing, mathematics and science.


National Curriculum Tests

End of KS1 tests will reflect the new curriculum for the first time this year. From 2016, test outcomes will no longer be reported using levels. Scaled scores will be used instead. A new set of KS1 national curriculum tests replaces the previous tests and tasks.

Please click below to watch a short video about the KS1 tests – 2016


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You will receive your child’s results   at the end of the Summer Term. The reported result is a Teacher Assessment grade. Teachers will use the interim teacher assessment frameworks and the test results to help them to reach an overall judgement of the standards your child has reached in English reading, English writing and mathematics. You will also receive a teacher assessment judgement for science, but there is no science test.


Grades for results

Reading, Writing, Maths

WORKING TOWARDS the ‘Nationally Expected Standard’ for a pupil at the end of Year 2

WORKING AT the ‘Nationally Expected Standard’ for a pupil at the end of Year 2

WORKING AT GREATER DEPTH within the ‘Nationally Expected Standard’ for a pupil at the end of Year 2


(There is also a grade for children not meeting the WORKING TOWARDS ‘Nationally Expected Standard’ category for a pupil at the end of Year 2)



This will be reported as either WORKING AT the ‘Nationally Expected Standard’, or not meeting the ‘Nationally Expected Standard’


How can you help your child…

  • First and foremost, support and reassure your child that there is nothing to worry about and that they should always just try their best. Praise and encourage!
  • Ensure your child has the best possible attendance at school.
  • Support your child with any home learning tasks and activities.
  • Make sure your child has a good sleep and healthy breakfast every morning!