Progress in Understanding Mathematics Assessment

Reliably assess attainment and progress in maths with termly standardised tests

Progress in Understanding Mathematics Assessment (PUMA) is a suite of termly standardised maths tests to enable schools to track progress, predict future performance and benchmark 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 PUMA?


Pupil Test Booklets
  • Write-in booklets for children to complete the tests
  • Features questions covering each of the content domains
  • Each question is coded by curriculum area to allow easy profiling of the child's performance by category

Available in termly 10-copy packs, £16.50 per pack  BUY

  • Include full mark schemes and diagnostic profiling information with full support on marking and profiling the results
  • PUMA curriculum maps define what is assessed each term, to support your planning - available online

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

Interactive tests 
  • The same PUMA 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 KitFree 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.


On your MARK: Get to grips with the RS Assessment MARK system in your school (webinar series)

Join our 3 part webinar series: A cost-effective way of training that will teach you how to make the most of MARK - from setting up, through to using data to inform teaching and reporting. Learn more about the webinar series


National Tests correlation

We have carried out a correlation between the results from the PUMA 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.

PUMA for Key Stage 3 

Progress in Understanding Mathematics Assessment (PUMA) KS3 enables schools to accurately measure and predict pupil progress in maths and compare their performance against national averages.  Find out more information on PUMA KS3.


Also available - Progress in Reading Assessment and Progress in Grammar, Punctution and Spelling Assessment

Please be advised that orders of the PUMA 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 PUMA tests are NOT photocopiable.                      

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