Great news!

Great news!

The Optional and Progress Tests will from September become the Oxford National Curriculum Tests, published under licence by Oxford University Press

What are the Optional & Progress Tests?

A series of printed test papers assessing the national curriculum in years 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 which will help your children progress to the best of their ability throughout KS1 and KS2 by enabling you to

strengths and weaknesses of individual pupils and classes;

whether your pupils are working at the expected standard for years 3, 4, 5 and year 6;

the probability of your pupils achieving the expected standard for years 2 and 6.

Reliable assessments

Our tests are written by experienced test developers and are fully trialled. Reviewed by curriculum advisors and teachers they provide accurate and age-appropriate assessments in line with end of key stage tests and national standards.

Prices start from just £30. Order today!

Modified tests

Modified versions are available for pupils with a visual impairment.

Call to place your order.
Tel: 0345 145 1500


Optional Test papers will be delivered within 5 working days of your order being confirmed. You will receive a login to access mark schemes and teacher guides.

Test Timeline

For further information and guidance about our tests please refer to the Test Timeline.

MERiT – Mark Entry and Reporting Information Tool

The powerful online reporting tool that uses performance data wisely.

Enter Optional Test marks and pupil information to obtain question by question analysis, view strengths and weaknesses by curriculum strand, and make individual, class and school comparisons with the population based on performance and demographics.

The dynamic on-screen reports are generated using real-time data so teachers can be confident in the accuracy and reliability of the information.

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These reports will help you to:

target interventions effectively;

group pupils appropriately;

compare results with thousands of other pupils across the country.

Use MERiT to inform teaching and learning and school performance management as well as to support reporting to parents.

PLUS access an Excel download allowing teachers to manipulate data and upload it to the existing in-school management information system.