About NFER Tests

Thousands of schools use NFER Tests to confidently monitor attainment and progress across years 1-6. If you're looking for termly tests for use across key stage 1 and key stage 2, here are some of the reasons why you can rely on NFER Tests. Our tests for years 1-6 are:

  • written by our team of assessment experts, in collaboration with teachers
  • trialled with over 60,000 children, to ensure age-appropriate materials and meaningful data
  • engaging for pupils, with materials that reflect the style and challenge of the national curriculum tests
  • consistent in producing data that is reliable and robust
  • supported by a free, easy-to-use online analysis tool.

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The NFER Tests range

All our assessment materials are based on over 70 years of research, so you can be sure you are making a sound investment for your school.

Our key stage 1 reading and mathematics assessments are available for use in the year 1 summer term and year 2 autumn term. Our new spring materials are available to pre-order for use in the year 1 and 2 spring terms.

Our key stage 2 reading, mathematics, grammar and punctuation, and spelling assessments are available for termly use across years 3-5, and in the year 6 autumn and spring terms.


How NFER Tests support teaching and learning

All NFER Tests provide both standardised and age-standardised scores to help you benchmark your pupils’ results against the results of pupils nationally, and make accurate comparisons between pupils and groups of pupils in your school. In addition, our summer tests provide reliable age-related expectations measures. Within many of our teacher guides you will also find formative guidance to help you identify strengths and areas of weakness.

Our free online analysis tool can be used to convert your pupils' data and raw scores into a series of instant reports and analyses in just a few clicks!