Progress Test in Maths (PTM) is a standardised assessment that enables you to assess students’ mathematical knowledge and measure 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
PTM 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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*Information on progress is available when previous test level has been administered.
|PTM Level Autumn term||PTM Level Spring / Summer term||Year Group||Age of Year Group||Key Stage|
|Level 5||Reception||4 -5||Early Years|
|Level 5||Level 6||Year 1||5 - 6||KS1|
|Level 6||Level 7||Year 2||6 - 7||KS1|
|Level 7||Level 8||Year 3||7 - 8||KS2|
|Level 8||Level 9||Year 4||8 - 9||KS2|
|Level 9||Level 10||Year 5||9 - 10||KS2|
|Level 10||Level 11||Year 6||10 - 11||KS2|
|Level 11T||Level 12||Year 7||11 - 12||KS3|
|Level 12||Level 13||Year 8||12 - 13||KS3|
|Level 13||Level 14||Year 9||13 - 14||KS3|
The test is very easy to administer and teachers only need the At A Glance Guide, or the digital guidance
The ‘At a Glance Guide’ for use with paper tests includes the script for the Mental Maths section. This can be used to accommodate children with special educational needs.
Fully standardised, PTM 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 supporting a student at home and enable teachers to focus on each individual student.
PTM has been standardised on a large sample of 34,000 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.