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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. Also available in online, auto-marked, interactive format.
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.
£18.75 per 10-copy pack of termly tests for each subject and year group.
Free downloadable test guidance and mark schemes are available with every purchase.
Free Test Guidance, Mark Schemes and Correlation Tables for New PiRA are available. Guidance on how to access them can be found here.
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Using my assessments outside of the recommended test windows to evaluate what pupils have learned, as well as understanding which areas they need more help with, when they return to the classroom.
New PiRA is also available in online, auto-marked, interactive format.
What does this mean for you?
View and download assessment maps for KS1 and KS2.
Deliver targeted individual and group intervention activities for the areas of weakness demonstrated in your pupils’ diagnostic PiRA and New PiRA results.
All standardised assessments come with free access to MARK, our online assessment and reporting tool trusted by over 6,000 schools.
The tests have been the most useful investment we’ve made, certainly in terms of assessment, in the eight years I’ve led the school.
The tests have provided the framework around which the MAT has based their assessment strategy.
The addition of the PiRA, PUMA and GAPS... allows us to compare pupil progress at both an individual level and also against a nationally referenced standard.
Many of the pupils come from the adjacent town where there are high levels of social deprivation and complex socio-economic needs, so it’s important that there’s no pressure on the children. Because the tests are brightly coloured and child friendly, we find that many of the pupils get quite excited about doing them.
Termly maths tests that empower you to reliably benchmark performance and track progress against national averages. Standardised on over 10,000 pupils in 2019/20/21.
Termly GPS tests that empower you to reliably benchmark performance and track progress against national averages.
Familiarise your pupils with National Test-style reading and maths papers whilst confidently measuring termly performance against thousands of pupils nationally.
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An introduction to standardised assessments. What are they? How are they standardised? What information do they provide? How can they support your school's teaching and learning?
If you are an existing customer who is continuing to use up old stock of the old edition of PiRA during 2021/2022 only, here are the documents that you may need for this edition only.