Check administration guidance for the multiplication tables check.


Multiplication tables check administration guidance

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Multiplication tables check privacy notice

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The multiplication tables check (MTC) is optional for primary schools in 2021.

The guidance is for participating schools that choose to administer the check to some or all of their year 4 pupils in June 2021.

The administration guidance provides details on:

  • how to use the MTC service (including the pupil ‘try it out’ area)
  • how to enable access arrangements
  • how to administer the check

Access arrangements video

This video demonstrates the MTC access arrangements, to help schools understand the accessibility options and support those administering them.

Administration guidance video

This video demonstrates how to log-in and navigate the MTC service and is designed to support school staff in administering the check.

Published 1 April 2019
Last updated 20 April 2021 + show all updates

  1. Updated guidance and privacy notice for 2021 optional MTC.

  2. MTC privacy notice added.

  3. Administration guidance and access arrangements videos added.

  4. First published.