Important information about New PiRA and New PUMA

Performance indicators for autumn, spring and summer papers

Performance indicators                          

Identify whether pupils are meeting performance expectations for their year.

Performance indicators have traditionally been derived from a careful mapping of PiRA/PUMA results and National Test scores, so that we can ensure they are accurate and linked to actual performance. As National Tests were cancelled in summer 2020, we first delayed this comparison until 2021. Now that National Tests have also been cancelled for 2021, we have developed an alternative solution in order to provide performance indicators for use with your new edition tests now. We thank you for your patience while we have been developing a supportive and robust set of indicators. You can access performance indicators for New PiRA and New PUMA here.

The current edition of PiRA (in both paper and online interactive format) is no longer available to purchase. Schools with stock or credits for these assessments will be able to use them as normal during the 2021/22 academic year.

The current edition of PUMA (in both paper and online interactive format) is no longer available to purchase. Schools with stock or credits for these assessments will be able to use them as normal during the 2021/22 academic year.

We have received a number of questions from teachers about how our termly standardised test suites can be used outside of the recommended test windows to evaluate what pupils have learned, as well as understanding which areas they need more help with when schools re-open. Read FAQs.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your local Assessment Consultant.

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