What is involved in the trial?

School pupil with paper

Using a sample of Year 2 pupils, the key stage 1 Technical Pre-Test will pilot questions in:

Each school is asked to trial the tests in one subject only. The tests will take the following form in each subject:

English reading

Each pupil will be asked to undertake one complete test comprising of 2 booklets. The administration time for booklet one is 30 minutes and booklet two 40 minutes.

The booklets will be trialled over 2 separate days.

English grammar punctuation and spelling

Each pupil will be asked to undertake one complete test comprising of one spelling paper and one question paper. The administration time for the spelling test is 15 minutes and the question paper is 25 minutes. There should be a break in-between each paper.

Mathematics

Each pupil will be asked to undertake one complete test comprising of one arithmetic paper and one mathematical reasoning paper. The administration time for the arithmetical paper is approximately 25 minutes and the reasoning paper approximately 35 minutes. There should be a break in-between.