About NFER Tests

The tests have been designed to be used flexibly – depending on what you are looking to achieve. For example:

KS1 Tests Autumn Year 2 test enabling identification of areas for development and support. Available to pre-order..
  Summer Year 1 test providing a measure of attainment midway through the key stage. Available to pre-order.
KS2 Tests Autumn provide a baseline of what a pupil can do and information to guide teaching and learning.
  Spring measure attainment at a specific point in the spring term. 
  Summer help to monitor year-on-year progress and end of year achievement. 
  Autumn, spring and summer can be used together, at different points in the year, to help monitor pupil progress within the school year.

Examples of the types of materials you will find in the Years 1, 3, 4 and 5 tests can be viewed here.

Examples of Year 2 tests coming soon.

Features of NFER Tests

Key features

Autumn

Spring

 

Summer

 

Formative information

Yes

Yes

 

Baseline to measure in-year progress

Yes

   

Progress monitoring within the year

Yes

Yes

Yes

Standardised scores

Yes

Yes

Yes

Age-standardised scores

Yes

Yes

Yes

Question-level analysis tools

Yes

Yes

Yes

Test score converters

Yes

Yes

Yes

Administration guidance

Yes

Yes

Yes

Summative assessment

 

 

Yes

Age-related expectations (reading and mathematics only) 

 

 

Yes

Diagnostic guidance for reading and mathematics

 

Yes

 

Diagnostic guidance for grammar and punctuation

Yes

Yes

Yes

Progress year-on-year

 

 

Yes

Analysis and Marking Service
(optional service).

 

 

Yes

Technical Manuals

We provide technical information about our tests to show how they have been standardised. You can view all Technical Manuals here.