Optional Tests

Written in the style of the SATs papers, Optional Tests are proven to assess children's knowledge, understanding and application of the programmes of study for English and mathematics against national expectations.

  • Gain a reliable indication of whether children are performing at the national standard
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses to inform teaching
  • Help manage the transition of children from one year to the next

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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 each year in Set A to 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.

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. 

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

View products from Set AB and C by selecting from the icons above. Sets A and B are available now. Pre-order Set C today for September delivery. 

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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