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PiRA Key Stage 3

PiRA Key Stage 3

Progress in Reading and Language Assessment (PiRA)

Progress in Reading and Language Assessment (PiRA) is a suite of standardised termly tests that enable schools to accurately measure and predict progress in reading and compare performance to national averages.

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Published by RS Assessment from Hodder Education, part of the Hodder Education Group.

"We love the idea of a suite of standardised tests that will allow us to track improvement in a meaningful way throughout KS3" - William Boyce, Alterman Peel High School

“The tests provide an appropriate introduction to GCSE-style content. We would recommend the tests to other schools for familiarising students with the layout of GCSE exams.” - Kayleigh Thomas, English Teacher, Kenton School

Progress in Reading and Language Assessment (PiRA) for Key Stage 3 enables schools to accurately measure and predict students' progress in reading and compare performance to national averages using standardised scores. 

These standardised assessments, available for Years 7 to 9, enable schools to:

  • monitor progress as pupils develop the knowledge and skills they need for GCSE

  • see how groups of pupils are performing against other pupils nationally

  • gain reliable diagnostic and predictive information.

Discounts available for large cohorts. Contact your local consultant for details

Curriculum maps are included

PiRA KS3 works alongside any KS3 reading scheme. Curriculum maps are provided to summarise which topics are covered in each test. This enables schools to check that they have taught all content covered in each test.

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PiRA KS3 will be supported by free online gap analysis and reporting from spring 2019, which will enable you to enter your students' test scores and automatically generate reports by student, group or class. In the meantime, interim manuals will be provided to enable you to easily mark tests and analyse performance using standardised scores. 

The tests are publishing as follows:

  • Autumn tests - available summer 2018
  • Spring tests - available autumn 2018
  • Summer tests and full manual - available spring 2019

Please note that PiRA KS3 tests are not photocopiable.

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