Progress Test in English (PTE) is a standardised assessment that enables you to assess students’ knowledge of phonics (for the youngest children), technical English (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and reading comprehension, and track progress over time.
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.
PTE is available in paper or digital formats and is simple to use and administer.
The digital assessments start at age 7, the paper at age 5. The data provided in the reports will support your professional judgement and add to the development of a whole view of each of your students.
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Yes, if the transition test is not administered progress will be measured from PTE11 to PTE12 (the same applies for PTM).
You can find out the levels on the individual product pages for PTE.
For customers already using PIM or PIE, the levels directly correspond with the levels in the new test, so you can continue ordering the same levels.
Yes, paper and digital for each level and the Transition Test.
Fully standardised, PTE provides comprehensive data tailored to different audiences.
The reports are designed for easy interpretation, with straightforward graphs and narrative implications for teaching and learning. Reports also include suggestions for parents on how they can support their child at home and enable teachers to focus on each individual student.
PTE has been standardised on a large sample of 35,000 students. The standardisation process took place over 3 years, during which time the material was thoroughly trialled and standardised. This means the data presented compare individual students as well as groups very directly with peers, providing the all-important standardised benchmark.