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End of Key Stages & Foundation Stage
On this page are all the documents and templates required for schools to complete the statutory End of Key Stage returns using Assessment Manager 7 in SIMS. Please ensure that you download the resources applicable to your school’s phase.
Note: It is vital that the steps in ALL the documents are followed carefully and completely!
The Standards and Testing Agency has announced a 2018 Phonics Screening Threshold score of 32 out of 40.
Any issues raised that will affect schools’ ability to complete these returns will be posted here, so please check this page before making your final submissions. Please also refer to the FAQ section at the back of each document before contacting the ICT Services Desk.
Missing GLD information on the EYFSP Reports
You will need to ensure that you have calculated and saved on the ‘EYFS Profile Good Level Development 2018’ marksheet within the EYFS Profile Wizard 2018, before running the reports provided in the Wizard, otherwise the Good Level of Development (GLD) information will be missing.
KS2 Test Results not importing via the CTF
If after importing the KS2 Test Results file from the NCA Tools website you may find that the Marksheet in the Wizard doesn’t contain those results. This will be due to your default CTF settings in SIMS. To resolve this, navigate to Tools > Setups > CTF and ensure that Assessment Data is ticked under Data to be Imported by Default. Then, import the KS2 file again and the results should now appear in the Marksheet.
Recording Absent or Disapplied in the Phonics Screening Checks
Each year, the Data Collection & Business Information Team reports that several schools have recorded aMarkofzerofor children that they have graded as eitherAbsentorDisapplied. As per our guidance schoolsMUST NOTrecord a zero for these children, as when the threshold is added to the marksheets these children will be graded asWtby the marksheet calculations. You will therefore need to ensure these zero marks are removed before the thresholds are entered w/c 25thJune 2018. If you require help in deleting these marks, which cannot be removed by pressing the Delete key on the keyboard, then please contact the ICT Service Desk.
Generating Individual Reports from SIMS
If you have problems generating reports, either with Word hanging, or with error messages being displayed, then this can usually be resolved by either rebooting or trying at another workstation.
Timetable for returning End of Key Stage data
*may be different if a pupil arrives and takes tests during that week (Phonics) or child moves during May (KS1)
Files for Download
Please follow the instructions in the documents for downloading and importing the Wizard files.
Early Years Foundation Stage Profile (year R)
Phonics Screening Wizards (Years 1 and 2)
Key Stage 1 (Year 2)
Key Stage 2 (Year 6)
Analysis reports for EYFSP, KS1 and KS2 will be made available to PA+ subscribing schools, and an email notification will be sent to such schools once the reports are made available on the HfL subscription website. This will be in mid-June for EYFSP and KS1, and a few days after the test thresholds are released for KS2.