Progress in Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Assessment

Reliably assess, track and predict pupil progress of technical English across the primary years.

Progress in Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling AssessmentProgress in Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation Assessment (GAPS) standardised termly tests are simple to administer and provide a reliable range of information that will support and guide the management of effective learning in the classroom. The series offers three tests for each primary school year, so that you can monitor progress term by term. Find out more about standardised tests.

  • Assesses the core skills that underpin progress in technical English
  • Tests include separate sections on grammar, punctuation and vocabulary and spelling
  • Helps to monitor small increments of progress
  • Questions sample all of the content from the programme of study for English
  • Simple and quick to administer and mark

The same trusted and reliable GAPS questions can also be taken online:

  • Auto-marking and instant progress and performance reports
  • Easily and quickly analyse individual, group and class results
  • Auto-saving function means that no data is lost
  • Add variety to assessment methods
  • Compatible with PC or tablet
  • Reduce paper usage

Order print tests    Interactive tests    Free sample test    View free online reports 

What's included in GAPS?

Pupil Test Booklets

Available in termly 10-copy packs, £16.50 per pack  BUYProgress in Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Assessment


Available for Key Stage 1, £36.50, and Key Stage 2, £47.50  BUY
curriculum map is included to show content and technical terms covered in each termly test.

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 know how important it is for you to be able to predict your pupils’ SATs results with accuracy. That’s why we regularly carry out extensive research, with thousands of pupils, to ensure that PUMA scores continue to provide helpful information to predict SATs results. To find out about our most recent correlation study, click below!

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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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