Test both reading and comprehension to spot discrepancies

The New Group Reading Test (NGRT) assesses reading, comprehension, and, if needed, phonic awareness, and is an invaluable tool for assessing literacy across your school.

The information on this page will help you to understand how the tests can be used and how to interpret the data that they generate.

How to use NGRT

NGRT is available in paper or digital formats. They can be used termly, three times a year to produce robust and rigorous results and track progress.

The digital assessments adapt to match a student’s reading ability as they progress through the test, ensuring that students are assessed at the appropriate level. Paper users will need to select the correct level for their students.

Click on the links below for further information:

Test level age guide for paper tests
Detailed overview of the tests
Digital demo

Using the data

Fully standardised, NGRT is a screening and progress monitoring measure of students’ reading and comprehension ability. The tests are particularly suitable for benchmarking EAL students and allow you to re-evaluate after interventions to help understand individual reading ability and support personalised teaching. 

What data is provided by NGRT?

What does the NGRT data mean?

What are the implications for teaching and learning?

Raising standards in reading and literacy

NGRT and the whole pupil view

Standardised Scores Explained

Definitions of each of the scores to support your interpretation of the assessment reports:

Standardised Scores Explained