Assessment news update: Changes to 2019 KS1 and KS2 mark schemes

February 6th, 2019

The following changes to mark schemes for KS1 and KS2 have been announced.

Key stages 1 and 2 English grammar, punctuation and spelling

STA will accept reversed punctuation marks, for example, commas and semi-colons presented backwards.

Key stage 1 mathematics

In Paper 2, pupils will now be awarded 1 mark for a partially correct method for working mark questions. STA will provide specific guidance, with examples, in the mark scheme to support teachers to mark the tests.

Key stage 1 reading

Teachers should double check the marking principles (in the mark schemes) when pupils write more than the expected number of words in ‘find and copy’ questions.

For more information please see this meeting organised for 26th March.