Standards and Testing Agency

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Standards and Testing Agency
Executive Agency overview
FormedOctober 1, 2011 (2011-10-01)
Preceding Executive Agency
Headquarters53-55 Butts Road, Earlsdon Park, Coventry
Executive Agency executive
  • Claire Burton, CEO and Accounting Officer
Parent departmentDepartment for Education
WebsiteSTA Website

The Standards and Testing Agency (STA) is responsible for developing and delivering all statutory assessments for school pupils in England.[1] It was formed on 1 October 2011 and took over the functions of the Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency. The STA is regulated by the examinations regulator, Ofqual.[2]

STA also develop the professional skills tests for trainee teachers and manage the Yellow Label Service for secure dispatch of traceable exam scripts.[3]


  1. ^ "Standards and Testing Agency". Department for Education.
  2. ^ "STA Feedback and complaints". Department for Education.
  3. ^ "Standards and Testing Agency". Department for Education.