Supporting teachers and pupils in spring with NFER Tests

Supporting teachers and pupils in spring with NFER Tests

With many schools reporting a decline in pupils’ attainment levels, getting their learning ‘back on track’ is crucial in the spring term. NFER’s spring tests not only enable you to evaluate pupil performance, but they also provide formative benefits, to help you ensure your pupils make as much progress as much as possible.

NFER’s spring tests are available for years 1-6, enabling you to:

  • benchmark attainment in the spring term, and evaluate progress from the autumn term
  • compare your pupils’ performance with national pupil performance, with benchmarking data from a typical term prior to the Covid-19 pandemic
  • identify strengths and weaknesses and inform future teaching to accelerate learning.


Free diagnostic guidance, providing formative benefits

Looking for common misunderstandings or errors is an effective and efficient way of informing further teaching. To help you maximise the impact of classroom assessment, diagnostic commentaries are included with NFER’s spring term materials, showing where pupils nationally made similar errors and demonstrated widespread misconceptions. This offers greater insight into where pupils may be going wrong and how they can improve.

Diagnostic guidance example materials

Click on the samples below to view the types of diagnostic guidance you will find in the teacher guides

Identifying focus areas with the online Analysis Tool

The NFER Tests Analysis Tool, which is free for all NFER Tests schools, enables you to easily analyse pupil performance, helping to inform planning for the whole cohort as well as on a more individualised basis. Using the Generate Reports function, you can create these useful data summaries:

The NFER Tests Analysis Tool, which is free for all NFER Tests schools, allows you to create a number of useful data summaries, including an attainment comparison report and individual progress report.

Click here to learn more about the full NFER Tests range.