What's new about New PUMA?

  • Standardised in 2019/20/21 on over 10,000 pupils
  • Papers work alongside Mathematics Mastery and other popular schemes, meaning that results reflect the curriculum pupils are being taught
  • Increased number of marks in the Year 2 Spring and Summer papers enables fuller diagnostic profiling at the end of KS1
  • Increased number of harder problem-solving questions and marks added to each KS2 test, resulting in a gradual increase in test demand
  • Balanced tests each term, building on previous years’ curriculum in Autumn and Spring and ensuring all maths skills and strands are tested each time
  • All papers are in full colour, making them engaging
  • Revised question order, with arithmetic questions first, followed by number questions, then reasoning. This better reflects the National Test structure and gives enhanced practice
  • More space for answers provides more room for pupils when working out complex problems
  • Comes with diagnostic profiling to inform teaching and learning


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Test outcomes and features of New PUMA


Test outcomes and features

What does this mean for you?

Standardised score

See whether a pupil’s attainment is above or below the national average for their year cohort.

Age standardised score

See how a pupil is performing against other pupils of the same age, calculated in years and months.

Maths age

Get a quick measure of attainment against the age at which a pupil’s performance is typical.

Strand/topic analysis, including strand national average

See strengths and weaknesses across the curriculum to inform future teaching.

Facility value for every question

See the percentage of pupils who answered each question correctly in the standardisation trial.

Performance indicators

Identify whether pupils are meeting performance expectations for their year.

Hodder scale

Measure pupil progress with this independent scale. Useful for tracking and predicting performance of children who are working outside of their age range but continue to make small increments of progress for their year.

Standardised in 2019/20/21

Compare performance and progress of your Reception to Year 6 pupils with confidence.

Free online mark schemes and test guidance

Provided free with every purchase, meaning that you don’t have to carry a heavy book around with you! What's more, multiple teachers can access the documents at the same time.

Free comprehensive assessment maps

Ease planning and ensure that all content is taught before administering the tests with free comprehensive assessment maps that work alongside popular schemes.

Free access to online assessment and reporting tool, MARK

Trusted by over 6,000 schools for valid, easy-to-use assessment and reporting and used by teachers to analyse over 4 million papers.


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

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