Entering and exporting Key Stage 1 (KS1) results
Key Stage 1 (KS1) statutory Teacher Assessments can either be transferred from your MIS to Insight via a Common Transfer File (CTF) or can be entered directly into Insight using the statutory assessments area. This help guide will focus on the latter option.
Entering the results into Insight
Click Enter Data > Statutory Assessments.
This will take you to a page with a list of statutory assessment options. Choose the Key Stage 1 - Teacher Assessments option.
The next screen prompts you to select an academic year and year group. The current academic year and year 2 are set by default, so you shouldn't need to make any changes unless you want to enter or view historical data.
Click the Load Mark Sheet button.
Now you can enter your KS1 teacher assessments using the dropdown menus provided.
The information panel on the right hand side lists all available codes for the current academic year, as outlined in the key stage 1 teacher assessment guidance. In reading, writing, and maths, pupils working within KS1 curriculum standards will be assigned either a WTS, EXS, or GDS code; those that are working below KS1 curriculum standards will be assessed as pre-key stage (PK1-4); and those that are working below pre-key stage standards will be assessed using the engagement model and will receive an EM code.
Once you have finished entering the assessments codes, click the Save Assessments button.
Your KS1 assessments are now stored in Insight.
Exporting KS1 data
Insight can create a datafile, known as a Common Transfer File (CTF), which contains all the statutory Key Stage 1 Teacher Assessment data you need to return the data to your local authority.
To do so, click Download CTF.
You will then be presented with two options for the destination of the file:
Import this CTF into your MIS to create a statutory data return from there, and to ensure your MIS has all statutory assessments recorded.
Follow the guidance provided by your MIS to perform this task.
Send this CTF directly to your Local Authority, often via the DfE School to School (S2S) website or an LA specific site. Follow their guidance about how they want to collect the data. Some LAs may require you to use certain software to create the data return.
Click Download for the desired option.
Then follow the appropriate external guidance on how to use the file.
KS1 Scaled Scores
Please note that KS1 scaled scores are not collected by the DfE and are therefore not entered via Insight's statutory assessment screen. You can add KS1 scaled scores to Insight via Enter Data > School Assessments and they can be stored under the assessment named SAT Scaled Scores.
Useful external links
KS1 assessment and reporting arrangements - Statutory guidance for assessments in Key Stage One
KS1 teacher assessment guidance - Expansion on the Assessment and Reporting Arrangements guidance