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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.
Available in termly 10-copy packs, £16.50 per pack BUY
Available for Key Stage 1, £36.50, and Key Stage 2, £47.50 BUY
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.
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!
Find our more about the correlation study
Rising Stars Mathematics has been matched to PUMA assessments to allow easy and efficient assessment of your classes' progress.
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.
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.
We can now make comparisons with the national picture and identify progress.
Staff feel more secure in their judgements with the data to inform them.
The standardised scores are very similar to the scaled score, and they correlate well with SATs outcomes. Generally, if they score 100 or higher in the spring they tend to achieve a scaled score of 100 or above in their SATs.
Mrs Dixon described the tests as attractive and child-friendly, but crucially, also well-matched to the layout of SATs papers. The school has used other assessment materials which lack the child-friendly layout of PiRA and PUMA, and pupils are turned off from the start. The PiRA tests offer a good range of texts and questions.