Pre-key stage standards and how to record these in ScholarPack for Key Stage 1 Statutory Assessment?

What are pre-key stage standards in relation to key stage 1 statutory data?

As per the DfE the pre-key stage standards are for pupils who are working below the standard of the national curriculum assessments and engaged in subject-specific study.  This means they will be working below the lowest standard in the relevant framework for Teacher Assessment. 

These are designed to assess and record attainment in these subjects, but do not cover the full breadth of knowledge and skills.  

If a pupil is working below the pre-key stage standards, is not engaged in subject-specific study and has special educational needs, their statutory outcome should be reported using P Scales 1 to 4 when they have reached the end of year 2.

Pupils who are working below the lowest standard in one of the TA frameworks because they cannot communicate in English should be assessed using the pre-key stage standards.  

Please be advised pre-key stage standards are not to be recorded for Science.  


How are these recorded on ScholarPack?

To enter the pre-key stage standards for KS1 please click here to view the guidance on entering KS1 TA data and you will find the pre-key stage results in the drop downs for the various subjects.


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