STATUTORY GUIDANCE National Reading and Numeracy Tests – Test administration handbook

The handbook sets out the arrangements for the National Reading and Numeracy Tests and online personalised assessments to be taken by all learners in Years 2 to 9 in academic year 2019 to 2020. It provides guidance on administration of tests and personalised assessments, and access and disapplication arrangements.



Headteachers, test administrators and teachers should refer to this guidance for information on:

  • the paper-based test timetable
  • ordering test papers
  • test duration
  • receipt, storage and disposal of tests
  • conditions for administering tests
  • personnel administering tests
  • marking tests
  • data input
  • timing of personalised assessments
  • access to personalised assessments
  • user management
  • scheduling personalised assessments
  • taking personalised assessments
  • personalised assessment feedback
  • access and disapplication.

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