Pearson Primary Progress and Assess - KS1 & KS2 Assessments

A robust toolkit for tracking children's attainment and progress in…



It’s matched to Book Bands for more accurate results. This provides meaningful information that can allow you to change your teaching as a result. No ‘tests for testing’s sake’ here!

Works perfectly with Bug Club or with your existing literacy resources.


Professor Ruth Merttens developed one of the UK's leading maths programmes, so you can be sure the Progress and Assess marking guidance is rich, informative and ideally suited.

Works perfectly with Abacus or with your existing maths resources.


It uses experiments – what the curriculum calls ‘working scientifically’ and therefore tests skills as well as knowledge.

Works perfectly with Science Bug or with your existing science resources.


About a quarter of UK primary schools* used Progress and Assess last year!

Some teachers tell us this is because Progress and Assess provides

  • Simple to use and time-saving data input – Teachers tell us they can mark tests, input results and receive analysis for a whole class in 1 hour. Read the details in this case study.

  • Easier planning of precision teaching - Progression maps (Excel and PDF) enable you to use the most convenient format for whole-year planning and coverage, create half-termly plans, and also split down to achievable objectives and individualised plans for each child so they can be clear on their expectations, and you can easily identify concepts you need to revise before your children can move on. These can be used with any marking policy.  

  • Richer marking guidance – Written by expert practitioners Dee Reid, Ruth Merttens and Kate Ruttle, who pull out misconceptions and suggest teaching points to address these.

  • Clear visibility – Standardised testing indicates a child’s performance compared to the ‘average pupil’ so can be misleading. Progress and Assess provides clear indication of how each child is doing compared to the demands of the curriculum. 

  • Simple reporting – Traffic-light system accurately shows children who are on-track, working towards, or below expectations, and highlights areas of weakness. Also prevents misleading results by flagging up whether the test was the correct level for the child, based on curriculum expectations.  You can view ‘at a glance’ results for the whole class, and then drill down for more details on an individual’s progress.  And a ‘one-click’ progress chart tracks children’s progress against Age Related Expectations

  • Convenience – you can buy print bundles of KS1 or KS2 containing 30 printed tests, and ‘top-up’ bundles are also available.   Assessment guides include marking guidance and progress maps.

  • Guidance towards SATs success – Progress and Assess tests are designed to familiarise children with the expectations of SATs. Early years tests are simplified and approachable for children unfamiliar with taking tests, and for older years the design becomes progressively more formal to ease children into the SATs format over time.

*Approximately 3,600 UK Primary schools used Pearson's Progress and Assess resources last year.


See how Progress and Assess is structured.

 Progress and Assess resources


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What's in Progress and Assess?

An annual subscription to Progress and Assess for Maths, Reading or Science gives you online access to the teaching guidance, progression maps, progress tests, and tracking tools.

Printed progress tests (available for Maths and Reading)

End of Year Tests (Maths) to work alongside the progress tests.

Professional Development to ensure you get the most out of your investment.

Note: Already have Bug Club, Abacus or Science Bug? Bug Club, Abacus and Science Bug come with Progress and Assess fully integrated so there is no need to purchase an additional subscription, although you may wish to purchase print packs. 

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