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The Education (National Curriculum) (Assessment Arrangements for English, Welsh, Mathematics and Science) (Key Stage 2) (Wales) Order 1997

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NC test and task assessment

5.—(1) Subject to paragraph (5), it shall be the duty of the head teacher to make arrangements for each pupil to be assessed in each relevant subject in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (2).

(2) NC tests or NC tasks or both (as the document in which they are published may require) shall be administered to the pupil in accordance with the provisions of the document at the times specified in the relevant NC assessment timetable and as soon as reasonably practicable thereafter—

(a)the pupil’s responses to the NC tests shall be provided to the external marking agency determined by the Authority and notified by them to the head teacher to be marked; and

(b)a record of the results of any NC tasks administered to the pupil, consisting of a statement of each level of attainment achieved by the pupil, shall be made, subject, however, to article 6(7).

(3) Following the marking of the NC tests the external marking agency shall provide to the head teacher a record of the results consisting of a statement of each level of attainment achieved by the pupil.

(4) For the purposes of this article the NC task for Welsh AT3 (writing) shall be treated as an NC test, not as an NC task.

(5) In the case of English, mathematics and science, this article applies only to a pupil if, in the opinion of the head teacher, his level of attainment in the subject, if he were to be assessed by the administration of NC tests in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (2), would be level 2 or higher.

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