We investigate allegations of maladministration in the national curriculum tests.
Maladministration refers to any act that could jeopardise the integrity, security or confidentiality of the tests, and lead to test results that do not reflect the unaided work of pupils.
We have a statutory duty to investigate any matter brought to our attention relating to the accuracy or correctness for any results of any pupil for the key stage 2 national curriculum tests.
The maladministration procedures outline how we investigate maladministration allegations. It also has information on what constitutes maladministration, how allegations are reported to us, how alleged cases are investigated, and possible outcomes of an investigation.
The Maladministration Report details the range of allegations of maladministration reported to us during the test cycle each year.
We work closely with local authorities (LAs) before, during and after the test period to investigate any allegations of maladministration. We provide annual guidance and training on maladministration through a range of materials, which can be downloaded here, or obtained through regional test administration conferences.
If you have any questions relating to maladministration please contact a member of our maladministration team on firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the national curriculum assessments helpline on 0300 303 3013.
Last modified: 16 Apr 2010