Technical specification defining the scope of the 2020 key stage 1 (KS1) assessments data collection from local authorities.


KS1 assessments data collection 2020: technical specification

PDF, 271KB, 27 pages


This specification is for:

It contains:

  • changes to the previous year’s data collection
  • what pupil data to collect from each school
  • methods for importing the data into local authorities’ information systems
  • how to structure the data in XML
  • how to check the data against the validation rules

This guide must be read in conjunction with the current version of the common basic data set (CBDS). It defines common data items that schools use in MIS software and that we use in our data collections.

Published 24 January 2020