Assessment Data Statutory Collections
Assessment Data Statutory Collections
All schools and academies are required to submit assessment data to the Local Authority (LA) for each eligible pupil for the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile, Year 1 Phonics check (including Year 2 Phonics rechecks where required), Key Stage 1 Teacher Assessment and Key Stage 2 Teacher Assessment.
As in previous years, we are collecting data directly from schools and submitting it on your behalf to the Standards and Testing Agency (STA). This gives us the opportunity to check and validate your data before submission as well as providing schools with a single central point of contact for all data collections. Schools will need to use the AnyComms Plus secure file transfer facility to submit their data to the LA, rather than logging on to the Primary Assessment Gateway website.
For 2022 collections schools are asked to send end of Key Stage results, including the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile (EYFSP) and the Phonics Screening Check, to the School Management Support Team (SMST) by the following dates:
EYFSP Monday 20th June +
Phonics Screening Check Monday 13th June *
Key Stage 1 Tuesday 21st June +
Key Stage 2 (Teacher Assessments) Tuesday 21st June +
* Schools need to return their phonics check results files by this date, but the LA will accept amendments for pupils who were absent during the main Phonics Check week up until 17th June.
+ We will accept data from schools, including any amendments to correct errors or as a result of moderation, up until 27th June. However please note that any schools submitting their initial return after 20th/21st June will not receive a data checking or summary files.
CTF submission files
Schools will need to use Assessment Manager in SIMS, or an alternative Management Information System (MIS), in order to record and export their 2022 results and detailed guidance notes will be made available to schools by their MIS support provider. If you use another package just for assessment and tracking that produces end of key stage results (e.g. Target Tracker) then you should export the results from these packages and import the results into your MIS - this ensures that the results are held as part of the student record and can be included in CTFs when a pupil transfers between schools.
Further information on each key stage is available through the School Bulletin.
How to submit your files
Files need to be submitted to the LA using the AnyComms Plus secure file transfer system. All files need to use this route, including KS2 - the LA will then submit your data to the Primary Assessment Gateway on your behalf.
Once logged on (https://securetransfer.buckscc.gov.uk) select the upload files to the LA option, browse to locate the saved ctf file you created, then select either File Type EYFSP Results, Phonics check results, KS1 Results or KS2 Results and select the destination service SMST- Performance data. Click the Upload all files button. Repeat for each of the other ctf files you created.
The SMST works with MIS support providers to run data collection seminars and provide guidance notes for schools. Guidance notes on the use of your MIS are available from your particular support provider, but the slides outlining requirements, key deadlines and dates, codesets etc are available at the bottom of this page.
Key contacts for each collection are available in the bulletin and are included on the slides. Alternatively please contact the School Management Support Team - mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org or 01296 382640.
At the beginning of May we ran an Assessment and Reporting Arrangement Briefing for headteachers and assessment leads. The slides from these sessions are available below.