Optional Tests

Give your children the best possible preparation for the SATs with our Optional Tests for GPS, reading and mathematics for Years 1 to 6. The tests match the style, format and demand of the SATs and have been written by assessment experts with experience writing for the national tests - so you know that you can trust them for assessing children's performance against national expectations.

  • Reliably assess against the expected standard with performance indicators for every test
  • Easily analyse individual gaps and group performance using online reports on MARK (My Assessment and Reporting Kit)
  • Choose from three comparable sets of papers giving you the flexibility to assess throughout the year as you see fit
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Three comparable sets offer choice and flexibility

We offer three comparable sets, so you can use the tests flexibly in line with your primary assessment policy. Optional Tests assess the entire year's worth of content and can be used as end-of-year assessments, mid-year diagnostic tests or for benchmarking at the start of the year. View products from Set AB and C by selecting from the icons below.  

         SATs-style Optional Tests Set A        SATs-style Optional Tests Set B        SATs-style Optional Tests Set C 

Independently reviewed as effective and reliable

An independent review found our Optional Tests to be reliable and effective, so you know that you can trust them for your summative primary assessment solution. 

Assess whether children are performing at the national standard

Performance Indicators are provided for every test help teachers identify whether children are performing in line with national expectations. We also provide National Test Indicators for Set A Years 2 and 6 to help teachers understand how children may perform in the national tests.

Quickly analyse results with FREE online reports

SATs-style Optional Tests Report
Gain valuable insight into individual and group performance with free online analysis and reports.  Use the on-screen gap analysis to see how each child is performing on individual strands of the curriculum. View children's scores together and compare against the class average using the Group Analysis Report.


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Year Group Packs (available for Sets AB and C) include:

  • 30 copies of each of the test papers for GPS, reading and mathematics
  • 1 Teacher's Guide per subject
  • Downloadable Teacher Guide PDFs
  • Online analysis and reports
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