Raising Standards Together


National Reading and Numeracy Tests

A collection of resources to help you to prepare for and administer the National Reading and Numeracy Tests.

National Reading and Numeracy Tests 2017 – Important Dates

Test Ordering System is live

31 October 2016 to 25 November 2016

Tests dispatched to schools

Primary schools: week commencing 24 April 2017
Secondary Schools: week commencing 3 April 2017

Middle schools and other secondary settings ordering tests for both primary and secondary learners will receive materials for Years 7, 8 and 9 during the week beginning 3 April 2017 and materials for Years 2 to 6 during the week beginning 24 April 2017.

Schools administer tests

Primary schools: 3–10 May 2017
Secondary schools: 26 April – 10 May 2017


By date set by local authority for the Welsh National tests Data Collection (WNTDC)

Last Date for Data upload

As set by local authority, but by 7 June 2017

Results to schools

Before the end of the summer term



Information for parents/carers


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