The Pre Key Stage standards are for students 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.
Students 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.
Refer to the full DfE guidance here:
How to Enter Marks
To enter the marks go to Admin > Students > Statutory Assessment
If you don't have access to Admin and your school has it set up, please go via Workspace > Statutory Assessment instead. For guidance see: Update Settings so Teachers can enter Statutory Assessment Data
Then select End of Key Stage 2 from the dropdown -
In this area on the left hand side you have the option to select the components you wish to mark against.
To select multiple components, hold down the CTRL key or CMD key if you are on a MAC, then click on the components
The components in orange are the Teacher Assessments.
You will find PK1-6 available as mark options in Reading, Writing and Mathematics.
Pre Key Stage Standards cannot be recorded for Science
Once the components are selected you can enter the result date and year you wish the marks to be assigned against.
Please be advised the 'Result Year' is the year the students took the test not the academic year.
You have some options for the Table Format you require:
- 'For data entry' allows you to enter the data.
- 'Grid with data' shows the data entered already and you then have an option to print the results here if required.
- 'Blank grid' can be used if you wish to print off the table and enter the data manually before entering it on the system.
Enter the curriculum year that the students are in.
If you have more than one form per year you can also choose to view this by class to enter the data separately for each group, if you don't select this it will show the whole year group.
Click the tick box to show only former students if you have any off roll students you need to enter data for, this will only show off roll students so you will need to untick this box and then click choose for the on roll students.
Once you select "Choose" you will have a list of all students in the requested year group and you can start entering the data by clicking the drop down arrow and selecting a result (see below for the codes).
Teacher Assessment Codes for Pre Key Stage Standards KS2
Enter Pre Key Stage Standard for Key Stage 1 Statutory Teacher Assessments
If students are working below this level, and not engaged in subject specific study, you would need to use the The Engagement Model