What is the Multiplication Tables Check (MTC)?
From the 2021/2022 academic year, it is a statutory requirement for schools to administer the MTC for students in Year 4.
To access the Department for Education (DfE) guide, including the link for the online MTC Service, please go to: Multiplication tables check administration guidance
The MTC is an on-screen assessment developed to determine whether students are able to fluently recall their multiplication tables up to 12 through a set of timed questions. Schools must administer the MTC to all eligible Year 4 students between Monday 6 June 2022 and Friday 24 June 2022. The check consists of 25 questions, and students have 6 seconds to answer each question with a 3 second pause between questions. There will be three practice questions before the check begins.
From Monday 27 June 2022 the MTC results (a total score for each student) is available in the 'View Pupil Results' section of the MTC Service
How do I import the MTC results into ScholarPack?
You will download a partial CTF with student MTC results from the online portal. In ScholarPack, go to Admin > Students > Partial CTF Importer and select Assessments. Choose the file from your downloads folder to upload into ScholarPack.
How can I report on the MTC Results?
The results can be viewed on each Year 4 student profile, on the assessment tab, under Statutory Assessments and Simple Assessment.
Within Statutory Assessments you will view the marks under Key Stage 2 Results, in the Mathematics area.
In Reporting > Assessment > Statutory Assessment you will find the School MTC Report and the MTC Reports to Parents.
In the School MTC Report, select the student's current year group and the year the Test was taken, as well as a particular form or cohort if required. Then click Choose to run the report.
The report will display student names with the current year group, the year of result, the year group of outcome as well as the student's outcome
In the MTC Report to Parents, this report will download to produce one student entry per page, with the student name, their result and what a result means in cases where the student has not taken the test (see Mark Options below).
Mark Options for MTC
Mark Options: A score of 0-25 (out of 25 questions), or:
A = Absent
B = Working below expectation
J = Just arrived in the school
L = Left
Q = Annulled
U = Unable to access test
X = Not Received/missing data
Z = Incorrect registration for the MTC assessment