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NTS Assessments: Mathematics

Standardised termly Mathematics assessments for learners aged 5-11. Available as National Test-style papers with free reporting and test data analysis.
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NTS (National Test-Style Standardised) Assessments: Mathematics are termly mathematics assessments for ages 5–11, designed to predict performance and familiarise learners with National Tests whilst measuring progress and attainment against national averages.

Written by experienced National Test authors, NTS Assessment papers are formatted to reflect SATs papers in content, format and demand. Confidently assess all national curriculum content domains and generate thorough and consistent diagnostic profiles for your learners whilst helping to prepare them for their National Tests.

Why choose NTS Assessments: Mathematics?

  • Reliable assessment outcomes

  • Prepare learners for National Tests

  • Free reporting and data analysis

  • Linked to maths interventions

NTS Assessments have followed a rigorous standardisation process to ensure they provide valid and reliable data outcomes to measure attainment and track progress.

  • Standardised on a nationally representative sample of over 7,000 children in 2018/19.
  • Automatically generated Standardised Scores allow you to compare performance against national averages.
  • Age-standardised Scores show how a learner is performing against children of the same age, calculated in years and months.
  • Mathematics Ages measure the age at which each learner's performance is typical and provide useful reference points when discussing performance with parents.

Gain actionable assessment data insights

Harness the power of Boost Insights, our test data analysis platform, FREE with your NTS Assessments purchase.

Instantly generate reports for individual learners, groups or whole schools and build a comprehensive profile of progress and attainment in your school or MAT.

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Download the Digital Evaluation Pack

View sample pages, assessment maps and learn more about the data insights provided by NTS Assessments: Mathematics in our digital evaluation pack.

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Unlock diagnostically driven maths interventions

Effectively plug knowledge gaps with Shine Interventions, driven by learners' NTS Assessments: Mathematics results.

Instantly identify learners with gaps in their knowledge and download targeted interventions in a click!

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What teachers are saying...

  • NTS Assessments provide us with useful attainment, progress and comparison data to use as part of our assessment process and the average strand information generated helps to inform future teaching. What’s even better is that we’re helping the children to become familiar with the National Test format.
    Sue Stamp, Headteacher & Assessment Co-ordinator
    Long Crendon School
  • (W)e highly recommend NTS Assessments and Shine Interventions as a tool for taking away the ‘guesswork’ out of assessment and for giving us a clear picture of attainment in reading and maths.
    Deputy CEO
    Diocese Sheffield Academies Trust (DSAT)
  • NTS Assessments give us robust, detailed diagnostics to complement teacher judgement... They are easy to use and effectively prepare children for their SATs.
    Nick Styles, Teacher
    Riccall Community Primary School

About the Authors

Sarah-Anne Fernandes

Sarah-Anne was previously a Deputy Headteacher in a London primary school. She is an established mathematics author and has previously been involved in the Standards and Testing Agency (STA) test development for mathematics, alongside writing and series editing many other educational assessments.

Trevor Dixon

Trevor has over 35 years’ teaching experience and has been a maths coordinator in three primary schools, as well as working as an advanced skills teacher. He has worked as a marker of Key Stage 2 (KS2) mathematics National Tests for over 20 years and, in recent years, as a team leader. Trevor has written maths National Test questions for both Key Stage 1 (KS1) and KS2 and has been a member of Expert Review panels reviewing National Test questions, test papers and mark schemes for the STA. 

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