Due to school closures we have received a number of questions from teachers about how our termly standardised test suites (PiRAPUMAGAPS and NTS Assessments) can be used outside of the recommended test window when schools re-open. We have put together a list of FAQs to help guide you when using the papers to understand what pupils have learned during this time, as well as which areas they may need more help with. Read FAQs.



​Termly tests that empower you to reliably benchmark performance and track progress against national averages in reading. Standardised on over 10,000 pupils in 2019/20/21.

New PiRA is an updated edition of our termly PiRA test suite, trusted by over 6,000 teachers to reliably benchmark performance and track progress against national averages in reading.

Based on feedback from teachers like you, we’ve completely updated the papers so that they reflect today’s teaching practice. To allow for comparisons against current national averages, we’ve also fully re-standardised the tests on thousands of pupils in 2019/20/21.

  • Confidently assess each of the content domains in every termly test and generate diagnostics about strengths and weaknesses to inform teacher planning.
 
  • Save time with papers that are quick and simple to administer and mark, carefully written to ensure a steady progression in demand.
 
  • Trusted by over 6,000 schools to measure performance and identify gaps in learning from Reception to Year 6.
 
  • Written by established authors who have years of teaching and test-writing experience and who are passionate about providing high-quality, diagnostic information to assist teachers and support children’s learning.
 
  • Free downloadable access to your Test Guidance and Mark Schemes


Access your digital evaluation pack

Our pricing is really simple. It's £17.50 per 10-copy pack of termly tests for each subject and year group.
Free online mark schemes and test guidance are available with every purchase.


New PiRA is available to pre-order now!

  • Autumn papers, mark schemes and test guidance publish in Summer 2020, ready for testing in Autumn 2020
  • Spring papers, mark schemes and test guidance publish in Autumn 2020, ready for testing in Spring 2021
  • Summer papers, mark schemes and test guidance publish in Spring 2021, ready for testing in Summer 2021

 

Please note that the current edition of PiRA (in both paper and online interactive format) is still available to purchase and will remain so until 31st July 2021. Full transition data that allows you to compare PiRA standardised scores to New PiRA standardised scores will be provided free of charge. If you wish to place an order whilst schools are closed, please expect your delivery when schools re-open.

What's the difference between the current edition of PiRA and New PiRA and which one is right for me?

A summary of the key differences.

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Test outcomes and features of New PiRA

What does this mean for you?

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Download your free evaluation pack and sample content

Free sample PiRA content

New PiRA assessment maps

View and download assessment maps for KS1 and KS2.

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FREE online reports and marksheets

All standardised assessments come with free access to MARK, our online assessment and reporting tool trusted by over 6,000 schools.

Explore your reports in MARK

New PiRA interactive

New PiRA is also available in online, auto-marked, interactive format.

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Complement your use of New PiRA with New PUMA

​Termly maths tests that empower you to reliably benchmark performance and track progress against national averages. Standardised on over 10,000 pupils in 2019/20.

Find out how you can complement your use of New PiRA

Complement your use of New PiRA with GAPS

Termly GPS tests that empower you to reliably benchmark performance and track progress against national averages.

Find out how you can complement your use of New PiRA

We offer termly National Test-style standardised assessments, too!

Familiarise your pupils with National Test-style reading and maths papers whilst confidently measuring termly performance against thousands of pupils nationally.

Find out more about NTS Assessments

Meet the authors

Learn more about the creators of New PiRA.

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Current edition of PiRA

If you are an existing customer who is continuing to use the current edition of PiRA, here are the documents that you might have found useful in the past.

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