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National Curriculum Tests: Contracts

Volume 501: debated on Tuesday 24 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what progress has been made on the Key Stage 2 test contract for 2010; and if he will estimate the cost to the public purse of this contract. (300701)

The Secretary of State has approved the QCDA's choice of Edexcel as the test operations contractor to deliver key stage 2 national curriculum tests in 2010. Edexcel has a strong track record in delivery of tests and exams and successfully delivered key stage 2 results to schools and pupils this year. The value of the contract for the 2010 tests is £23 million.