Y4 Multiplication Tables Check 

During the Summer Term, Y4 pupils will take the Multiplication Tables Check (MTC). This is a statutory assessment in schools, for children in Year 4, administered in the Summer Term 2022. The purpose of the MTC is to determine whether pupils can recall their times tables (up to 12 x 12) fluently, which is essential for future success in mathematics. It will also help the school to identify pupils who may need additional support.

What does the check involve?

The MTC is an on-screen, online check consisting of 25 times tables questions. Your child will answer 3 practice questions before moving on to the official check and will then have 6 seconds to answer each question. On average, the check should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete.

What does the check measure?

The MTC is designed to determine whether Year 4 pupils can fluently recall their times tables up to 12 x 12. It does not check related division facts.

How will the data be used?

Children will not ‘pass’ or ‘fail’ the check; it will provide a snapshot of how fluent they are with multiplication facts up to 12 x 12. Following the check, the performance data will be published. The data from the check will be used at school level to identify pupils who may need additional support and intervention in securing their multiplication facts in Upper Key Stage 2 (Year 5 and Year 6).

What feedback will the parents recieve?

Children will receive a score out of 25. In June 2022, schools will be able to view pupil results. The school will report individual results to parents or carers as part of end of year school report arrangements. 

If you would like any more information about the MTC, please contact either Miss McCaughey, Miss Pritchard or Miss Barke on our ClassDojo pages. 


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