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National reading and numeracy test ordering system

Schools will be able to order test papers when the order system goes live on 30 October 2017 to 24 November 2017.

Schools order tests for their learners through the National Reading and Numeracy Tests Ordering System (external link).

This is a secure website requiring use of a unique password and login. Every school eligible to order National Tests will receive a letter with their password and login for use once the system is live. The system will go live on Monday 30 October 2017 and schools will be notified of their password by this date.

All learners in Years 2 to 9 in maintained schools (including community, voluntary aided, voluntary controlled and foundation) are required to take the National Reading Test, National Numeracy Test (Procedural) and National Numeracy Test (Reasoning).

Schools need to order sufficient tests for their learners in the correct language medium for their school context. The Numeracy Test (Reasoning) and the Numeracy Test (Procedural) for each year group are available in either English or Welsh. The content of the English and Welsh versions is identical so that learners can access the tests in the language that is most appropriate for them. Please be aware that it is possible to order numeracy tests in either/both language/s, in accordance with standard practice in your school.

Details of a named contact must be entered with the test order so that orders can be confirmed and any queries resolved. All orders must be completed by 24 November 2017.

There will be separate consignments for standard and modified test materials.

All consignments will include mark schemes, administration guidance and, in the case of the National Numeracy Test (Reasoning), teacher scripts and stimulus materials.

Modified tests are supplied with full guidance on their use for administering and marking the modified tests.

Independent schools have the option to order tests for use with their learners in Years 2 to 9. A charge will be made to cover the costs of print and delivery.

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