Will KS1 Sats really be scrapped in 2023?

The abolition of key stage 1 Sats has sparked much debate – Tes’ primary guru answers the key questions:


Why is it planned that KS1 Sats won't be scrapped until 2023?


The key stage 1 tests are currently used as the starting point to measure children’s progress during primary school. The proposed baseline assessment in Reception would begin in autumn 2020. But the children beginning school in autumn 2020 (who are currently one-year-olds) will not be at the end of Year 2 until summer 2023 – and so the key stage 1 tests will remain in place until then.


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