Progress in Reading Assessment

Reliably assess reading attainment and progress with termly standardised reading tests

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 progress and benchmark performance against national averages.  Find out more about standardised tests.

  • Provides a diagnostic profile for each pupil, including standardised score
  • Helps monitor small increments of progress
  • Supports the identification of strengths and weaknesses
  • FREE online marksheets and reports to easily report outcomes by pupil, group or class
  • Simple and quick to administer and mark


What's included in PiRA?

Pupil Test Booklets
  • Write-in booklets for children to complete the tests
  • Feature a range of different text types - stories, poems and non-fiction
  • Include questions covering inference, comprehension and language, structure and presentation

Available in termly 10-copy packs, £16.50 per pack  BUY
Progress in Reading Assessment Manual

  • Include full mark schemes and diagnostic profiling information

Available for Key Stage 1, £36.50, and Key Stage 2, £47.50  BUY

Interactive tests 
  • The same PiRA questions are also available as interactive tests with auto-marking and auto-reporting to save you time.

Online marksheets and reports
My Assessment and Reporting Kit

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. 

National Tests correlation

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  - read more.

Also available - Progress in Understanding Mathematics Assessment (PUMA) and Progress in Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Assessment (GAPS).

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.

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