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Progress Test in Science in secondary schools

Track student attainment and progress in science.

The Progress Test in Science (PTS) assessments enable you to accurately measure how your school and your students are performing – student by student, class by class and year by year. The easy-to-use tests assess students’ scientific knowledge, helping you to understand current levels of attainment and identify any gaps in learning at both an individual and cohort level. 

Split into curriculum content areas of Biology, Chemistry and Physics, the PTS assesses two dimensions of science learning:  

  • Science content Knowledge and understanding  
  • Applying science skills 

The tests can be used at the start of the year for baselining and at the end of the year to measure and track progressA dedicated test is available specifically for use with students on entry to secondary school.  

Detailed reports for teachers analyse key dimensions of learning and provide a question-by-question breakdown to help identify those students who may need extra support, and in which areas.

This page provides information on the Progress Test in Science tailored to secondary schools.

Launched in 2022 – Form B offers greater flexibility and choice:

  • New set of questions for each level – Form B provides an alternative test for schools who have previously used PT Series on a regular basis
  • Measure the summer dip - Form B (Autumn) is a resit of Form A (Summer), so the same test with different questions
  • Allows you to have two in-year tests - one at the beginning of September and another in the summer. Ideal for measuring progress pupils have made during their time in your classroom

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