This gives excellent information regarding areas of strength and also areas of improvement required not only for a specific class group, but also for an individual. This information can prove invaluable to staff in the maths department
Michelle Carr, Maths Teacher, Royal and Prior School Raphoe, Co. Donegal

PTM Quick Reference Guide

  • Age range: Digital 7-14. Paper 5-14
  • Suitable for: Teachers, Maths Co-ordinators and SENCOs
  • Test duration: 60-75 minutes
  • Test format: Digital/Paper

Progress Test in Maths (PTM)

The Progress Test in Maths (PTM) is a standardised assessment of pupils’ mathematical skills and knowledge.

PTM assesses two dimensions of maths learning:

  1. Mathematical content knowledge 
  2. Understanding and applying mathematical processes through reasoning and problem solving (including reasoning and problem solving)

Why use Progress Test in Maths?

  • Identify strengths and weaknesses for individuals and groups of students
  • Highlight students who need additional support, or extension work  
  • Benchmark attainment
  • Monitor progress in maths year-on-year
  • Evaluate teaching and learning strategies
  • Communicate with parents, students and teaching colleagues 

PTM is part of the Progress Test Series along with English.