Years 3, 4 and 5 optional tests
Optional tests for years 3, 4 and 5
The current optional tests for years 3, 4 and 5 are now available to order. This is the fourth testing year for the current suite of the year 3, 4 and 5 optional tests. It is not necessary to order reusable materials that may have been saved from last year.
The tests are designed to help teachers raise standards through supporting and verifying their teacher assessment. By using these standard tests alongside existing teacher assessment practices, teachers can keep track of pupils' progress between the key stage 1 and key stage 2 national tests.
Pupils' results can easily be incorporated into RAISEonline, the web-based DCSF system to support school self-evaluation and target setting.
To support teachers in the marking of the tests the level thresholds and optional grids for test analysis for the tests are available on the menu to the left of this page. Results data is provided for the 2003 suite as well as for the present suite of optional tests for years 3, 4 and 5.
How to order
Orders can be placed through the Test orders section of the QCA website at www.qca.org.uk/tests/ and will be delivered to schools during March 2009. Please note that orders must be placed by 28 November 2008 to ensure delivery in March 2009.
Please note that optional test materials are not available to non-school customers.