Key stage 2 test results to come out one week later

The Standards and Testing Agency (STA) has announced that 2023 KS2 test results will be returned to schools one week later, on Tuesday 11 July 2023.

This is following the announcement that key stage 2 (KS2) test dates will move as a result of the additional bank holiday in honour of the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III.

The Department will publish ‘KS2 attainment 2023: national headlines’ statistics at 9:30am on the same date as the results.

The later date for return of results means STA can extend the deadline for schools to upload KS2 teacher assessment data on the Primary Assessment Gateway to Friday 30 June, giving schools and local authorities more time to check and submit this data. Note the deadline for submission of key stage 1 teacher assessment data has not changed and will remain Tuesday 27 June.

Schools should note this change will also impact on the processes which follow return of results in 2023. The window for schools to submit marking reviews will move back by one week to Friday 21 July, and the date the Department launches the checking exercise for school performance data will also move back to Monday 11 September.

We have made this decision as the integrity of the results and the quality standards we apply are of paramount importance and a later date for return of results safeguards these for 2023.

STA's guidance, including the KS2 assessment and reporting arrangements, has been updated to reflect the change of dates in test week and the changes to the dates later in the cycle.


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