When does the MTC start?
Schools can choose to be part of a voluntary check in the 2018/19 academic year. Subject to the approval from Parliament, the check will be statutory for year 4 pupils in maintained schools, special schools and academies (including free schools) in England in a three week window in June 2020.
What will be tested?
Questions will be based on the 2 to 12 multiplication tables.
There is a focus on the 6, 7, 8, 9 and 12 multiplication tables.
There will be no division.
Who will take it?
All eligible year 4 pupils who are registered at maintained schools, special schools or academies (including free schools) in England will be required to take the check.
What is the expected level?
The guidance is clear that there is no expected pass rate or threshold. This means that, unlike the KS1 Phonics Screening check, children will not be expected to re-sit if they do not meet a set threshold in the MTC.
Results will NOT be Published.
The results of the MTC will not be published in the school performance tables.
How do I help my students?
We of course suggest using Times Tables with Emile. A 20 minutes session a week throughout year 4 will deliver excellent results as well as engage students in what can be a frustrating subject for those that struggle.