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National Tests / Personalised Assessments – information for parents and carers

Pupils in years 7, 8 and 9 will sit national tests in numeracy and literacy later this year. Below you will find more information about the assessments.

Personalised assessments are adaptive, meaning that questions are selected based on the responses to previous questions. This provides a tailored assessment experience for each learner and will help all learners develop their skills through understanding what they can do, the things they need to work on, and their next steps.

The assessments provide schools with information on the skills of individual learners and whole classes.

There is no ‘test window’ for personalised assessments; timing is at the school’s discretion.

Learners can take the personalised assessments in small or large groups, depending on the schools’ preferences and facilities, and schools do not need a large number of devices

Learners are required to take the assessment once during the academic year. Schools also have the option to use the assessment once more during the academic year.