On this page we will detail any current bugs, known issues or scheduled downtime for MARK.

Current issues:

Thursday 21st February 2019

We are pleased to report that a suitable resolution for the issues experienced with our interactive tests on MARK, as reported in November and December of 2018, has been found for:

  • PUMA interactive tests
  • PiRA interactive tests (KS2 Autumn, Spring)
  • AMT interactive tests
  • ART interactive tests

When accessing these tests, there are some important points to note:

  • At this time, interactive tests should only be used on Microsoft Edge and Chrome browsers. Safari supported versions will be reintroduced later this term.
  • Interactive tests are not compatible with the following browsers: Safari (until notified otherwise – please check this page for details), IE11 or Firefox.
  • If you are using tablets or Apple products to access the interactive tests, you will need to download Chrome onto each device. You can do this via the App store.
  • When previewing and assigning PUMA interactive testsPiRA interactive tests (KS2 Autumn, Spring), ART interactive tests and AMT interactive tests in MARK, schools will only be able to see previously assigned PUMA interactive testsPiRA interactive tests (KS2 Autumn and Spring), ART interactive tests and AMT interactive tests. You will also only be able to assign PUMA interactive testsPiRA interactive tests (KS2 Autumn and Spring), ART interactive tests and AMT interactive tests.
  • Access to MARK is not affected and this continues to be available on Chrome, Safari, Firefox and IE11.
  • The marksheet, gap analysis, gap analysis export and reporting functions are not affected by the interactive issues and remain available in MARK. You can continue to use these functions for all test suites.

We are continuing to test a suitable resolution for the remaining  PiRA interactive KS2 Summer tests. Over the next two weeks we will post regular updates on this page.

We really appreciate your continued patience and apologise for any inconvenience caused. Your customer representative will be in contact to discuss further and answer any questions that you might have. In the meantime, if you require further support, please don’t hesitate to contact them directly or email onlinesupport@rsassessment.com.

Next update: Friday 20th April 2019

 

Wednesday 30th January 2019

We are pleased to report that a suitable resolution for the issues experienced with our interactive tests on MARK, as reported in November and December of 2018, has been found for:

  • PUMA interactive tests
  • PiRA interactive tests (KS2 Autumn, Spring)
  • AMT interactive tests
  • ART interactive tests

When accessing these tests, there are some important points to note:

  • At this time, interactive tests should only be used on Microsoft Edge and Chrome browsers. Safari supported versions will be reintroduced later this term.
  • Interactive tests are not compatible with the following browsers: Safari (until notified otherwise – please check this page for details), IE11 or Firefox.
  • If you are using tablets or Apple products to access the interactive tests, you will need to download Chrome onto each device. You can do this via the App store.
  • When previewing and assigning PUMA interactive testsPiRA interactive tests (KS2 Autumn, Spring), ART interactive tests and AMT interactive tests in MARK, schools will only be able to see previously assigned PUMA interactive testsPiRA interactive tests (KS2 Autumn and Spring), ART interactive tests and AMT interactive tests. You will also only be able to assign PUMA interactive testsPiRA interactive tests (KS2 Autumn and Spring), ART interactive tests and AMT interactive tests.
  • Access to MARK is not affected and this continues to be available on Chrome, Safari, Firefox and IE11.
  • The marksheet, gap analysis, gap analysis export and reporting functions are not affected by the interactive issues and remain available in MARK. You can continue to use these functions for all test suites.

We are continuing to test a suitable resolution for the remaining  PiRA interactive KS2 Summer tests. Over the next two weeks we will post regular updates on this page.

We really appreciate your continued patience and apologise for any inconvenience caused. Your customer representative will be in contact to discuss further and answer any questions that you might have. In the meantime, if you require further support, please don’t hesitate to contact them directly or email onlinesupport@rsassessment.com.

 

Friday 18th January 2019

We are pleased to report that a suitable resolution for the issues experienced with our interactive tests on MARK, as reported in November and December of 2018, has been found for:

  • PUMA interactive tests (as reported in our previous post, dated 10th January 2019. Please read for further information)
  • AMT interactive tests  (as reported in our previous post, dated 15th January 2019. Please read for further information)
  • PiRA interactive (Autumn, Years 3, 4 and 5 and Spring, Years 3, 4 and 5) tests  (as reported in our previous post, dated 15th January 2019. Please read for further information)
  • ART interactive tests

When accessing these tests, there are some important points to note:

  • At this time, available PUMA interactivePiRA interactive (Autumn, Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 and Spring, Years 3, 4 and 5), ART interactive and AMT interactive tests should only be used on Microsoft Edge and Chrome browsers. Safari supported versions will be reintroduced later this term.
  • PUMA interactivePiRA interactive (Autumn, Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 and Spring, Years 3, 4 and 5), ART interactive and AMT interactive tests are not compatible with the following browsers: Safari (until notified otherwise – please check this page for details), IE11 or Firefox.
  • If you are using tablets or Apple products to access the interactive tests, you will need to download Chrome onto each device. You can do this via the App store.
  • When previewing and assigning PUMA interactivePiRA interactive (Autumn, Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 and Spring, Years 3, 4 and 5), ART interactive and AMT interactive tests in MARK, schools will only be able to see previously assigned PUMA interactivePiRA interactive (Autumn, Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 and Spring, Years 3, 4 and 5), ART interactive and AMT interactive tests. You will also only be able to assign PUMA interactivePiRA interactive (Autumn, Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 and Spring, Years 3, 4 and 5), ART interactive and AMT interactive tests.
  • Access to MARK is not affected and this continues to be available on Chrome, Safari, Firefox and IE11.
  • The marksheet, gap analysis, gap analysis export and reporting functions are not affected by the interactive issues and remain available in MARK. You can continue to use these functions for all test suites.

We are continuing to test a suitable resolution for the remaining  PiRA interactive tests. Over the next two weeks we will post regular updates on this page.

We really appreciate your continued patience and apologise for any inconvenience caused. Your customer representative will be in contact to discuss further and answer any questions that you might have. In the meantime, if you require further support, please don’t hesitate to contact them directly or email onlinesupport@rsassessment.com.

Next update: Wednesday 30th January 2019

 

15th January 2019

We are pleased to report that a suitable resolution for the issues experienced with our interactive tests on MARK, as reported in November and December of 2018, has been found for:

  • PUMA interactive tests (as reported in our previous post, dated 10th January 2019. Please read for further information)
  • AMT interactive tests
  • PiRA interactive (Autumn, Years 3, 5 and 6) tests

When accessing these tests, there are some important points to note:

  • At this time, available PUMA interactiveAMT interactive and PiRA interactive (Autumn, Years 3, 5 and 6) tests should only be used on Microsoft Edge and Chrome browsers. Safari supported versions will be reintroduced later this term.
  • PUMA interactiveAMT interactive and PiRA interactive (Autumn, Years 3, 5 and 6) tests are not compatible with the following browsers: Safari (until notified otherwise – please check this page for details), IE11 or Firefox.
  • If you are using tablets or Apple products to access the interactive tests, you will need to download Chrome onto each device. You can do this via the App store.
  • When previewing and assigning PUMA interactiveAMT interactive and PiRA interactive (Autumn, Years 3, 5 and 6) tests in MARK, schools will only be able to see previously assigned PUMA interactive, AMT interactive and PiRA interactive (Autumn, Years 3, 5 and 6) tests. You will also only be able to assign PUMA interactiveAMT interactive and PiRA interactive  (Autumn, Years 3, 5 and 6) tests.
  • Access to MARK is not affected and this continues to be available on Chrome, Safari, Firefox and IE11.
  • The marksheet, gap analysis, gap analysis export and reporting functions are not affected by the interactive issues and remain available in MARK. You can continue to use these functions for all test suites.

We are continuing to test a suitable resolution for the remaining  PiRA interactive tests and ART interactive tests. Over the next two weeks we will post regular updates on this page.

We really appreciate your continued patience and apologise for any inconvenience caused. Your customer representative will be in contact to discuss further and answer any questions that you might have. In the meantime, if you require further support, please don’t hesitate to contact them directly or email onlinesupport@rsassessment.com.

Next update: Friday 18th January 2019

 

10th January 2019

We are pleased to report that a suitable resolution for the issues experienced with our interactive tests on MARK, as reported in November and December of 2018, has been found for PUMA interactive tests.

When accessing PUMA interactive tests, there are some important points to note:

  • At this time, PUMA interactive tests should only be used on Microsoft Edge and Chrome browsers. Safari supported versions will be reintroduced later this term.
  • PUMA interactive tests are not compatible with the following browsers: Safari (until notified otherwise – please check this page for details), IE11 or Firefox.
  • If you are using tablets or Apple products to access the interactive tests, you will need to download Chrome onto each device. You can do this via the App store.
  • When previewing and assigning PUMA interactive tests in MARK, schools will only be able to see previously assigned PUMA interactive tests. You will also only be able to assign PUMA interactive tests.
  • Access to MARK is not affected and this continues to be available on Chrome, Safari, Firefox and IE11.
  • The marksheet, gap analysis, gap analysis export and reporting functions are not affected by the interactive issues and remain available in MARK. You can continue to use these functions for all test suites.

We are continuing to test a suitable resolution for PiRA interactive tests, AMT and ART. Over the next two weeks we will post regular updates on this page.

We really appreciate your continued patience and apologise for any inconvenience caused. Once the solution has been implemented, your customer representative will be in contact to discuss further and answer any questions that you might have. In the meantime, if you require further support, please don’t hesitate to contact them directly or email onlinesupport@rsassessment.com.

Next update: Tuesday 15th January 2019

 

19th December 2018: Interactive Tests Issue – Investigation Ongoing

We are continuing to test a suitable fix for the ongoing issue with the interactive tests on MARK, as posted on 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th November and 5th and 12th December (please see the below posts). The revised expected date of access remains as January 2018, after the Christmas break.

The marksheet, gap analysis, gap analysis export and reporting functions are not affected by the interactive issues and remain available in MARK.

Customers who have already purchased interactive tests, for use in December, will be provided with replacement paper tests. Your customer representative will be in contact to discuss further and answer any questions that you might have.

We really appreciate your continued patience and apologise for the inconvenience caused. If you require further support, please contact your customer representative or email onlinesupport@rsassessment.com.

Next update: Thursday 10th January 2019

 

12th December 2018: Interactive Tests Issue – Investigation Ongoing

We are continuing to test a suitable fix for the ongoing issue with the interactive tests on MARK, as posted on 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th November and 5th December (please see the below posts). The revised expected date of access remains as January 2018, after the Christmas break.

The marksheet, gap analysis, gap analysis export and reporting functions are not affected by the interactive issues and remain available in MARK.

Customers who have already purchased interactive tests, for use in December, will be provided with replacement paper tests. Your customer representative will be in contact to discuss further and answer any questions that you might have.

We really appreciate your continued patience and apologise for the inconvenience caused. If you require further support, please contact your customer representative or email onlinesupport@rsassessment.com.

Next update: Wednesday 19th December 2018

 

5th December 2018: Interactive Tests Issue – Investigation Ongoing

We are continuing to test a suitable fix for the ongoing issue with the interactive tests on MARK, as posted on 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th November (please see the below posts). The revised expected date of access remains as January 2018, after the Christmas break.

The marksheet, gap analysis, gap analysis export and reporting functions are not affected by the interactive issues and remain available in MARK.

Customers who have already purchased interactive tests, for use in December, will be provided with replacement paper tests. Your customer representative will be in contact to discuss further and answer any questions that you might have.

We really appreciate your continued patience and apologise for the inconvenience caused. If you require further support, please contact your customer representative or email onlinesupport@rsassessment.com.

Next update: Wednesday 12th December 2018

 

28th  November 2018: Interactive Tests Issue – Investigation Ongoing

We are continuing to test a suitable fix for the ongoing issue with the interactive tests on MARK, as posted on 7th, 14th and 21st November (please see the below posts). The revised expected date of access is now January 2018, after the Christmas break.

The marksheet, gap analysis, gap analysis export and reporting functions are not affected by the interactive issues and remain available in MARK.

Customers who have already purchased interactive tests in readiness for November or December testing will be provided with replacement paper tests. Your customer representative will be in contact to discuss further and answer any questions that you might have.

We really appreciate your continued patience and apologise for the inconvenience caused. If you require further support, please contact your customer representative or email onlinesupport@rsassessment.com.

Next update: Wednesday 5th December 2018

 

21st  November 2018: Interactive Tests Issue – Investigation Ongoing

We are still in the process of testing a suitable fix for the ongoing issue with the interactive tests on MARK, as posted on 7th and 14th  November 2018 (please see the below posts) and hope to have these back online in early December 2018.

We would also like to remind you that the marksheet, gap analysis, gap analysis export and reporting functions are all available in MARK and are not affected by the interactives issue.

For customers who have already purchased interactive tests and need to assess their pupils in November, we will provide replacement paper tests. Your customer representative will have made contact with you to arrange these.

We continue to thank you for your patience, and if you require further support, please contact your customer representative or email onlinesupport@rsassessment.com.

Next update: Wednesday 28th November 2018

 

14th November 2018: Interactive Tests Issue – Investigation Ongoing

We are still investigating a suitable fix for the ongoing issue with the interactive tests on MARK, as posted on 7th November 2018 (please see the below post for more information).

For those customers wishing to test during November, we will provide paper tests – your customer representative will have made contact with you to arrange these.

We thank you for your patience, and if you require further support, please contact your customer representative or email onlinesupport@rsassessment.com.

 

7th November 2018: Interactive Tests Issue – Investigation Ongoing

As part of our regular monitoring of MARK, it has come to our attention that a small number of customers who have intermittent loss of internet connection are encountering inconsistencies in their marksheet view. To ensure we can fix this effectively, we have temporarily suspended both access and further purchasing.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused to interactive testing this term and we are actively working towards a robust solution. We’ll be back in touch when there is a fix in place and tests can be accessed again. In the meantime, all customers intending to use the interactives for their autumn testing will receive paper versions from their customer representative.

We will continue to update this page on a weekly basis and if you have any queries please contact onlinesupport@rsassessment.com

 

Scheduled downtime for MARK:

  • No scheduled downtime (November 2018)

 

MARK newsletter archive:

We will also add an archive of MARK newsletters, so you can come back and read them whenever you like.