PUMA Tests

Progress in Understanding Mathematics Assessment (or PUMA) enables schools to reliably assess, track and predict pupil progress in maths across the primary years.

These standardised termly tests are simple to administer and provide you with a reliable range of information that will support and guide the management of effective learning in the classroom. Uniquely, the series offers three tests for
each primary school year, so that you can monitor progress term by term.

  • Provides comprehensive information on each pupil - including their Mathematics Age and a diagnostic profile across all of the strands of the new curriculum
  • Helps to monitor small increments of progress - offering a reliable basis for predicting future progress and supporting the setting of targets
  • Supports a whole-school assessment approach - with termly tests available from summer in Reception to the end of Year 6
  • Simple and quick to administer and mark – taking less than an hour to assess a whole class

Watch a walkthrough of the series

Or read our new Guide to Standardised Tests

PUMA 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 PUMA 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) is now live

We have launched MARK for all PUMA 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 and read a case study from a school who is already using this powerful tool.

PUMA for Key Stage 3 

Progress in Understanding Mathematics Assessment (PUMA) KS3 enables schools to accurately measure and predict pupil progress in maths and compare their performance against national averages.

Find out more information on PUMA KS3.

Please be advised that orders for the PUMA 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 PUMA tests are NOT photocopiable.

Other Rising Stars Standardised Tests

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