30 October 2017 to 24 November 2017
Tests dispatched to schools
Primary schools: week commencing 23 April 2018
Secondary Schools: week commencing 16 April 2018
Middle schools and other secondary settings ordering tests for both primary and secondary learners will receive materials for Years 7, 8 and 9 during the week beginning 16 April 2018 and materials for Years 2 to 6 during the week beginning 23 April 2018.
Schools administer tests
Primary schools: 2–9 May 2018
Secondary schools: 25 April – 9 May 2018
By date set by local authority for the Welsh National tests Data Collection (WNTDC)
Last Date for Data upload
As set by local authority, but by 6 June 2018
Results to schools
Before the end of the summer term
As of the next academic year (2018/19) online assessments will be phased in over a three-year period, starting with procedural numeracy in 2018/19. Over time the online assessments will replace the current paper-based national tests.
The new personalised assessments will adjust the difficulty level of the questions in order to provide appropriate challenge for each learner. More details about the new assessments will be released via the Dysg newsletter.