Importing KS2 results using a CTF

Please note that this article is about importing KS2 results into Arbor as part of the annual DfE assessment process. End of year assessments for KS1 and KS2 have been cancelled in 2021 due to Covid-19, therefore you cannot import current data using this method.

If you want to import historic KS1 or KS2 data from past years, you'll need to import a CTF from the DfE’s Key to Success website into Arbor. 



Importing the results

To import your KS2 results into Arbor, you will first have to have generated a CTF file from NCA Tools to your computer.

Once this is complete, go to School > Data > Import > CTF Import.

Once on the CTF All Imports page, click +Add to start the process of importing your CTF.



A white slide over will appear. Click on Browse and select the file from your computer.



Important notes:

  • Don't worry that your file has 'fakepath' in its name. This is a completely safe file and this naming convention is used to protect the identity of the computer it was uploaded from.
  • Do not input a Default intake season, leave this box blank.


Once complete, click Upload CTF.


Once uploaded, return to the CTF Imports dashboard and you will see the CTF File you have just uploaded. Hover over this box and it will become blue.



Click on this and a slide over will appear. Click More.




You will be taken to the CTF Import Overview page.



Click the Update / Import All Students button.



Click Ok and the CTF will start to import.



The imports with then show as 'Processing'.



You will get a notification when the CTF has imported.



You can then refresh your page.



Seeing the results

Primary schools

Once you have imported the CTF, individual results will then appear in Students > Assessments > DfE Assessments > View Marks. You can also view them from the individual student's Student Profile.

Statistics compared to last year will appear in Students > DfE Assessments > Analysis > Key Stage 2.



Secondary schools

Once you have imported the CTF, individual results will then appear in DfE Assessments > View Marks. You can also view them from the individual student's Student Profile.



You won't be able to use the Students > DfE Assessments > Analysis > Key Stage 2 page as you will not be looking at students who are currently in Key Stage 2. The fields will show N/A.



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