Information about National Testing

National Reading & Numeracy 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.

Online Personalised Assessments will be phased in over a three-year period as part of the Welsh Government Tests for pupils in Years 2 to 9. 

Introduction to personalised assessments

Watch our animation for a short introduction to online personalised assessments.
Further information about Online Personalised Assessments can be found on the Welsh Government website here.

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.

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.

Click below to find out more about the National Tests:

National Test – Information for Parents

Welsh Government National Tests : Numerical Reasoning

Reasoning Practice Y2 

Reasoning Practice Y3

Reasoning Practice Y4

Reasoning Practice Y5

Reasoning Practice Y6

Welsh Government National Tests : Numerical Procedural Tests

Procedural Sample Y2

Procedural Sample Y3

Procedural Sample Y4

Procedural Sample Y5

Procedural Sample Y6

Welsh Government National Tests : Reading Tests

Reading Test Practice Y2 & 3

Reading Test Practice Y4, 5 & 6

Government National Tests: Additional Reasoning Resources

Y2 Sample Reasoning Powerpoint 

Y2 Reasoning Sample Materials

Y3 Sample Reasoning Powerpoint 

Y3 Reasoning Sample Materials

Y4 Sample Reasoning Powerpoint 

Y4 Reasoning Sample Materials

Y5 Sample Reasoning Powerpoint 

Y5 Reasoning Sample Materials

Y6 Sample Reasoning Powerpoint 

Y6 Reasoning Sample Materials