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Progress in Reading Assessment (PiRA) termly tests produce standardised results and age related scores to enable schools to track pupil progress term by term, predict future performance and benchmark against national averages. Find out more about standardised tests.
Available in termly 10-copy packs, £16.50 per pack BUY
Available for Key Stage 1, £36.50, and Key Stage 2, £47.50 BUY
Free online marksheets and reports will enable you to enter your pupils' test scores and generate powerful reports by pupil, group or class. You can access these reports via MARK (My Assessment and Reporting Kit) which is FREE to purchase online. Unlock access now
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.
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.
We can now make comparisons with the national picture and identify progress.
Staff feel more secure in their judgements with the data to inform them.
The tests have provided the framework around which the MAT has based their assessment strategy. And while Katy concedes that ‘there is no such thing as a perfect test’ they believe that, coupled with teacher observations and low stakes daily Assessment for Learning, they are able to create a holistic picture of pupils’ progress. Crucially, Ofsted supports this view.
Mrs Dixon described the tests as attractive and child-friendly, but crucially, also well-matched to the layout of SATs papers. The school has used other assessment materials which lack the child-friendly layout of PiRA and PUMA, and pupils are turned off from the start. The PiRA tests offer a good range of texts and questions.