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Due to Summer 2020 school closures the release of some test outcomes and features have been delayed. View updates.
New PUMA is an updated edition of our termly PUMA test suite, trusted by over 6,000 teachers to reliably benchmark performance and track progress against national averages in maths.
Based on feedback from teachers like you, we’ve completely updated the papers so that they reflect today’s teaching practice. To allow for comparisons against current national averages, we’ve also fully re-standardised the tests on thousands of pupils in 2019/20/21.
£17.50 per 10-copy pack of termly tests for each subject and year group.
Free downloadable test guidance and mark schemes are available with every purchase.
Free Test Guidance, Mark Schemes and Correlation Tables for New PUMA will be available at the end of September 2020. Guidance on how to access them can be found here.
How can termly standardised assessment suites be used outside of the recommended test windows to evaluate what pupils have learned when they return to the classroom?
A summary of the key differences.
What does this mean for you?
View and download standard and Maths Mastery assessment maps for KS1 and KS2.
New PUMA is also available in online, auto-marked, interactive format.
All standardised assessments come with free access to MARK, our online assessment and reporting tool trusted by over 6,000 schools.
Deliver targeted individual and group intervention activities for the areas of weakness demonstrated in your pupils’ diagnostic PUMA and New PUMA results.
Many of the pupils come from the adjacent town where there are high levels of social deprivation and complex socio-economic needs, so it’s important that there’s no pressure on the children. Because the tests are brightly coloured and child friendly, we find that many of the pupils get quite excited about doing them.
The addition of the PiRA, PUMA and GAPS... allows us to compare pupil progress at both an individual level and also against a nationally referenced standard.
The tests have provided the framework around which the MAT has based their assessment strategy.
The tests have been the most useful investment we’ve made, certainly in terms of assessment, in the eight years I’ve led the school.
Termly reading tests that empower you to reliably benchmark performance and track progress against national averages. Standardised on over 10,000 pupils in 2019/20/21.
Termly GPS tests to empower you to reliably benchmark performance and track progress against national averages.
Familiarise your pupils with National Test-style reading and maths papers whilst confidently measuring termly performance against thousands of pupils nationally.
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An introduction to standardised assessments. What are they? How are they standardised? What information do they provide? How can they support your school's teaching and learning?
If you are an existing customer who is continuing to use the current edition of PUMA, here are the documents that you might have found useful in the past.