National Reading and Numeracy (Reasoning) Tests 2019 (paper-based): important dates
The test ordering process for 2019 is now complete
You can check your order by visiting the Test Ordering System or by phoning 02920 265327.
Tests dispatched to schools
Primary schools: week commencing 29 April 2019
Secondary schools: week commencing 8 April 2019
Middle schools and other settings ordering tests for both primary and secondary learners will receive materials for Years 7, 8 and 9 during the week beginning 8 April 2019 and materials for Years 2 to 6 during the week beginning 29 April 2019.
Schools administer tests
Primary schools: Tuesday 7 May to Tuesday 14 May 2019
Secondary schools: Monday 29 April to Tuesday 14 May 2019
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 2019 at the latest.
Results to schools
By the end of the summer term.
Transition to online personalised assessments for reading and numeracy
Online personalised assessments will be phased in over a three-year period, starting with the Numeracy (Procedural) Personalised Assessment this school year.
This will be followed by Reading Personalised Assessments in academic year 2019/20 and Numeracy (Reasoning) Personalised Assessments in academic year 2020/21.
Over time the online personalised assessments will replace the current paper-based national tests.
Schools can book a webinar session on personalised assessments, including administering and making best use of learner feedback and reports.
Personalised assessments – IT guidance for schools (File size: 300KB)
Personalised assessments – frequently asked questions (FAQs) for schools (File size: 200KB)
19 Oct 2018 Statutory guidance
8 Mar 2019 Statutory guidance
6 May 2015 Case study
9 May 2018 Guidance
17 Jun 2013 Guidance
19 Nov 2014 Guidance
3 May 2019 Guidance
6 Mar 2014 Guidance
8 Jan 2014 Guidance
19 Dec 2013 Guidance
25 May 2017
Information for parents/carers
25 Mar 2019 Guidance
17 Jul 2014 Guidance
26 Jun 2015 Guidance
4 Jul 2016 Guidance
28 Nov 2013 Research