Update to Key Stage 1 grammar, punctuation and spelling test administration guidance

The Department for Education has announced that in 2016 there will be no requirement to administer the KS1 English grammar, punctuation and spelling test or to use the result as part of that assessment. You can read the full administration guidance on the DfE website here. 

Since this announcement, there has been a letter to headteachers from the DfE, seen by Schools Week, which said there would be “sufficient data” from those who sat the test early to set standards, despite tens of thousands of pupils, parents and teachers potentially having seen the answers.

The letter read: “It remains important to conclude the standard setting exercise and that [schools] return the marked test papers by Tuesday . . . as planned.”

To find out more you can read the following article published on Schools Week.


english, grammar, key stage 1, spelling

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