QCDA is closing as part of the Government's education reforms. We're updating our website to reflect our reducing remit until the site closes in autumn 2011. You can find removed content in the National Archives web archive.
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New for 2011
We have reviewed all the year 7, 8 and 9 optional tests for 2011 and there are now brand new tests for year 9 and updated resources for years 7 and 8.
Years 7, 8 and 9 tests
Supporting your teacher assessment
Schools can use optional tests selectively as part of a repertoire of assessment tools, to provide additional evidence to support teacher level judgements.
Use optional grids to track your pupils' progress
About optional tests
QCDA offers standardised optional tests for English, mathematics and science across key stages 2 and 3.
Find out more about optional tests