Key stage 2 SATs will go ahead but league tables will not be published

Test results will not be included in performance tables for this year, the Department for Education (DfE) has said.

The DfE confirmed that key stage 1 tests in English reading and mathematics, and the English grammar, punctuation and spelling tests at key stage 1 and 2 will be removed for one year, “in recognition of the challenges posed by the pandemic”.

However, although primary performance data will not be published, teacher assessment in English reading, writing and mathematics at key stage 1, and all other assessments at key stage 2, will remain.

The DfE has also said that schools can take a flexible approach to the administration of the key stage 2 tests and phonics screening check, by extending the original timetable by a week, until May 26 and June 25, respectively.

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