Test identification

Name of test Rising Stars Progress Tests Science - Second Edition
Version Second Edition
Previous version(s) Progress Tests Second Edition - English (Year 1), Reading (Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6)
Subjects Science
Summary Science Progress Tests assess knowledge and understanding of the programme of study for science through four topic tests per year: A diagnostic test to help teachers identify children's prior learning and plan their teaching A mid-topic test to assess children's learning during the topic to monitor progress against An end-of-topic test to assess understanding of core content after teaching A summative test for use at the end of the year The tests link to the content areas of the new curriculum for science.

Assessment screening

Publisher RS Assessments
Test source https://www.risingstars-uk.com/series/assess-science-progress-tests
Guidelines available? Yes
Norm-referenced scores. No
Age range 5-11 Years
Key Stage(s) applicable to KS1, KS2
UK standardisation sample Yes
Publication date 2016
Re-norming date n/a


Reason for exclusion from shortlist Criterion-referenced/not a normed test