National Tests

Children in Years 2 to 9 now take national tests in reading and numeracy each summer. It is really important that your child is in school to take the tests.  There are many ways that you can support your child at home.  If you feel that you would like to look at sample material together, the links below will help.   

Click below to find out more about the National Tests:

National Tests - Information for Parents

Welsh Government National Tests : Reading

The reading tests are made up of short questions based on two or more texts. Some of the questions check how well the text has been understood, others aim to find out if children are able to make judgements about what they are reading.  The links below will give you an indication as to what to expect in the test.  Please encourage your child to read for enjoyment as often as possible over the holidays!

Welsh Government National Tests :  Numeracy

There are two kinds of numeracy tests. 

  1. The procedural test measures skills in number, measuring and data skills. 

  2. The reasoning test measures how well children can use what they know to solve everyday problems. 



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