Each year, pupils in years 7, 8 and 9 are required to sit the Welsh Government’s national reading and numeracy tests in April/May. Pupils will work though sample materials during their English and Maths lessons before the tests. The Welsh Government do not issue copies of past papers to schools or parents and there is no need for pupils to do extensive practice before the tests.
Information for Parents/Carers
The Welsh Government has provided guidance for parents and carers about the tests. This is available in the following languages:
Sample materials can be downloaded here if you would like to see the sorts of questions that are asked.
The numerical reasoning test involves a presentation being delivered to the pupils first to put the questions in context.