Details of year 4 multiplication tables check

This week, the Department for Education (DfE) has released further information concerning a new online times tables assessment for year 4 pupils.

The assessment, which will be compulsory from 2020, will check whether pupils are able to “recall the multiplication tables up to and including 12 × 12”. The aim is to “help schools to identify pupils who have not yet mastered their times tables, so that additional support can be provided”. While under no obligation to do so, schools can volunteer to take part in a pilot of this assessment between 10 and 29 June 2019.