​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.

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.

  • 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 form 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.


Our pricing is really simple. It's £17.50 per 10-copy pack of termly tests for each subject and year group.

New PiRA is available to pre-order now!

  • Autumn papers publish in Summer 2020, ready for testing Autumn 2020
  • Spring papers publish in Autumn 2020, ready for testing Spring 2021
  • Summer papers publish in Spring 2021, ready for testing Summer 2021


Current customers, please note that the previous edition of PiRA (in both paper and online interactive format) will remain available to purchase until 31st July 2020. Full transition data from PiRA to New PiRA will be provided free of charge.
 

What's the difference between the previous edition of PiRA and New PiRA?

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 sample content

Free sample 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.

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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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Previous edition of PiRA

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

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