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This email is an official communication from the Standards and Testing Agency.


Key stage 2 English grammar, punctuation and spelling test

Pearson, the external supplier responsible for marking the key stage 2 (KS2) tests, uploaded the KS2 English grammar, punctuation and spelling test to their secure marker portal for a short period of time yesterday. We are urgently investigating this breach of the test content.

The marker portal can only be accessed by Pearson's approvedĀ markers, all of whom are under secure contract. Any distribution of confidential materials is a clear breach of that contract.

We have no evidence to suggest that any sensitive information has been shared publicly, and the validity of the test has not been compromised.

Teachers and schools must still administer the test today as planned.


Assessment update, sent Tuesday 10 May