PIRA Tests

Updated for the new curriculum, this new edition of PiRA (Progress in Reading Assessment) enables schools to assess, monitor and predict pupil progress in reading across the primary years.

These termly tests will give standardised results and age related scores that will enable schools to track pupil progress term by term. They will also provide reliable diagnostic and predictive information to support and guide
effective classroom learning.

  • Full coverage of the new National Curriculum - supporting a whole-school approach from spring term in Reception to the end of Year 6.
  • Provides a diagnostic profile for each pupil - including a Standardised Score, Reading Age and Hodder Scale Score, based on the termly performance of over 10,000 pupils nationally.
  • Helps monitor small increments of progress - offering a reliable basis for predicting future progress and supporting planning.
  • Supports the identification of strengths and weaknesses - informing teaching and highlighting areas where children may need more support.
  • Simple and quick to administer and mark - taking just 30 to 40 minutes to assess a whole class.

Download a FREE sample test 

Watch a walkthrough of the series

Or read our new Guide to Standardised Tests

What are the key changes in the new edition of PiRA?

  • Increased difficulty of new questions to match the demands of the new curriculum
  • New question types included to provide familiarity with the 2016 SATs-style questions
  • New equating trials have updated the standardised data
  • All tests are now in full colour!

PiRA was previously published by Hodder Education and is now part of the Rising Stars Assessment family.

National Tests correlation

We have carried out a correlation between the results from the PiRA tests and children's results in the 2016 KS1 and KS2 National Tests to support you in identifying those who may currently be on track to perform slightly below the 100 scaled score  - read more.

MARK (My Assessment and Reporting Kit) now live!

We have launched MARK for all PiRA customers, which will enable you to enter your pupils' test scores and automatically generate reports by pupil, group or class.

Find out how to unlock your access.

Please be advised that orders of the PiRA tests are restricted to schools/institutions only. Please supply an institutional address when you place your order as we are unable to fulfil orders with a private address.

Please also note that the PiRA tests are NOT photocopiable.

Other RS Assessment from Hodder Education Standardised Tests

We also publish standardised tests for mathematics and are launching tests for GPS in 2017. Find out more by clicking below:


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