Interactive tests can be sat for the following assessments:
- PiRA Key Stage 2 tests
- PUMA Key Stage 2 tests
- AMT and ART
- PiRA/PUMA Key Stage 1 tests coming soon
You will need to order MARK, which is completely FREE and can be accessed by every teacher within your school. Simply order MARK by clicking on the relevant link below:
When you go to place your order you will be asked to nominate a member of staff to assume the role of Access Co-ordinator to complete your order; this is to ensure your children’s data is secure. The Access Co-ordinator can get your school set up on the site by following a few simple steps and will be able to approve access for teachers so they can enter results and generate reports.
Details of what the Access Co-ordinator and other roles are able to do in the site can be viewed here. Once the Access Co-ordinator has assigned roles for staff, they will be able to enter the platform via the MARK icon on their dashboard.
Once you have purchased your credits you will be able to redeem them by logging into MARK and visiting the ‘test assignment’ are of the site. Each credit is the equivalent of one test, so for 50 pupils you would need 50 credits to sit one test.
You can download a step-by-step interactive test user guide with further information on buying, assigning and managing interactive tests.
Where do I find the interactive credits I have purchased?
Once you have purchased your interactive credits they will appear in the ‘Interactive Tests’ area in MARK. Watch this step-by-step video to see exactly where to find your credits.
Interactive test FAQs
What are the differences between the print and interactive tests?
The print and online versions of the tests are identical, so schools are able to use them alongside each other. The interactive versions of the tests are accessed via MARK and are marked automatically so that teachers do not need to fill in the marksheets and can access MARK’s reports and analysis immediately, saving valuable time.
Questions have been adapted for suitability to use on a screen rather than paper. We advise you to continue to maintain test conditions regardless of whether the tests are being completed on paper or on screen to ensure reliable results.
What happens if we lose our internet connection during a test?
If the internet connection is lost, your students will still be able to continue the test, as the whole test is downloaded when the test is started. You should ensure that the connection is re-established before clicking ‘End Test’, however, to ensure we receive the pupil’s answers.
What happens if the browser window is closed mid-test?
We save the pupil’s progress each time they move between questions. If the window is accidentally closed, they should re-enter the test as described in the Starting a test section, above. After entering the test code and verifying their date of birth, we will take them to the last point in the test at which we saved their progress.
- Chrome (Latest browser version)
- Firefox (Latest browser version)
- Microsoft Edge (Latest browser version)
- Safari (Mac OS, latest version; IOS 11 and above)
The minimum device display resolution required to run the Interactives is 1024 x 768
Note that IE 11 is not supported and content is best viewed on the listed supported browsers.