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3.—(1) In this Order—
“the associated documents” means the documents published by Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, setting out any levels of attainment, attainment targets and programmes of study in relation to the core subjects, which documents have effect by virtue of the respective section 356(2)(a) and (b) orders for those subjects for the time being in force(1);
“AT” means attainment target;
“the Authority” means the Qualification and Curriculum Authority established under section 21 of the Education Act 1997(2);
“the core subjects” means English, mathematics and science;
“external marking agency” means a body nominated by the Authority and approved by the Secretary of State to mark NC tests;
“maintained school” has the meaning assigned to that expression by section 350(1) of the Education Act 1996;
“NC tests” means National Curriculum tests administered to pupils for the purpose of assessing the level of attainment which they have achieved in any core subject and “NC assessment timetable” means a timetable for the administration of NC tests, being respectively tests and a timetable laid down in provisions made by the Secretary of State under article 11 which have been published by the Authority(3);
“record of the results”, for the purposes of articles 5 and 7, means a record of the results of a pupil in respect of the NC tests administered to him under article 5, consisting of a statement of each level of attainment achieved by the pupil;
“section 356(2)(a) and (b) orders” means orders made under section 356(2)(a) and (b) of the Education Act 1996 specifying attainment targets and programmes of study;
“specified” means specified in relation to the second key stage by a section 356(2)(a) and (b) order;
“summer term” means the third term in a school year (as defined in section 579(1) of the Education Act 1996); and
references to the second key stage are, subject to the operation of section 355(2) to (5) of the Education Act 1996, references to the period set out in paragraph (b) of section 355(1) of that Act; and
references to levels of attainment, attainment targets and programmes of study are references to the levels, targets and programmes set out in the associated documents.
(2) In this Order, unless the context otherwise requires any reference to a numbered article is a reference to the article in this Order so numbered and any reference to a numbered paragraph is a reference to the paragraph so numbered in the article in which the reference appears.
(3) Where any average number required to be determined by this Order is not a whole number, it shall be rounded to the nearest whole number, the fraction one half being rounded upwards to the next whole number.
As at the date this Order is made, the document is entitled “Key Stage 2 Assessment and Reporting Arrangements” (reference number QCA/98/263); the document can be obtained through QCA Publications, PO Box 99, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 6SN.