New national curriculum test frameworks published

Following release of the government’s response to the assessment and accountability for primary schools last week, the DfE have now published drafts of the frameworks for the new national assessments, which will be introduced summer 2016.

The frameworks are written primarily for those who write test materials and to guide subsequent development and test construction. They are not designed to be used to guide teaching and learning or to inform statutory teacher assessment however they set out what will and will not be assessed by the tests, how each element will be assessed, the proposed structure of each test and what standard pupils will be expected to achieve.

There are three draft frameworks for KS1. These are for grammar punctuation and spelling, reading and mathematics.

The four frameworks for KS2 cover grammar punctuation and spelling, reading, mathematics and the sampling tests for science.

All the frameworks can be downloaded from:


assessment frameworks, DfE, grammar, key stage 1, key stage 2, maths, reading, science, spelling

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