On 25 March 2022, the department published updated primary school accountability guidance. This guidance provides clarification about the rationale for the return of primary tests and assessments in 2022. It includes further information about key stage 2 accountability arrangements and the use of academic year 2021/22 key stage 2 school performance data. It also provides additional detail on the department’s planned methodological changes to primary progress measures for 2022. The guidance can be accessed here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/primary-school-accountability.