PiRA for Scotland

PiRA for Scotland

Progress in Reading Assessment for Scotland

Termly tests designed to identify gaps in learning, assess attainment, track termly progress and benchmark performance in reading against averages from thousands of pupils.


Close the attainment gap and develop
your pupils' confidence and success in reading



Identify gaps in learning, generate tailored interventions to inform future teaching and create successful and confident learners with PiRA (Progress in Reading Assessment) for Scotland. All whilst assessing attainment, tracking progress and benchmarking reading performance against averages from thousands of pupils.

  • Tailored to work alongside the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence.

  • Identify pupil strengths and weaknesses and access 'next steps' intervention activities.

  • Diagnostic gap analysis to track attainment and progress in all pupils, including those who are PEF funded.

  • Predict the performance of your P1 and P7 pupils using the data that's been collected from thousands of children​.
Feature How does this benefit you?
Three termly assessment papers from Summer P1-P7. Identify strengths and weaknesses of pupils from term-to-term.
Strands reflect Scottish literacy benchmarks: Understanding, Analysis and Evaluation and Tools for reading.  Enables reporting that aligns with the terminology used int he CfE literacy benchmarks, allowing quick follow-up actions based on outcomes.
Tailored intervention maps for each termly paper, with suggested next-step resources for pupils and groups. Identify appropriate individual or small group intervention activities for the areas of weakness identified in your pupils' assessment results. 
Free online marksheets and reports. Save time identifying gaps, tracking PEF funded pupils and reporting on progress towards closing the attainment gap.


PiRA for Scotland comes with FREE access to MARK, our online assessment and reporting tool trusted by over 6,000 school across the UK.

  • Quickly analyse gaps in learning to inform targeting teaching.

  • Enter paper assessment course into the online marksheets.

  • ​Effortlessly generate reports for individuals, classes, groups, schools and tailored groups to view and compare pupil progress and attainment​​.

  • Easily download visual reports that can be shared as PDFs with teachers, senior leaders, governors, parents and inspectors.

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How much does PiRA for Scotland cost?

Our pricing is simple. It's £17.50 per 10-copy pack of termly papers for each year group.

When will PiRA for Scotland be available?

Spring PiRA for Scotland papers publish in March 2020.
Summer PiRA for Scotland papers publish in April 2020.
Autumn PiRA for Scotland papers publish in April 2020.

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Tailored interventions for PiRA for Scotland

We have developed intervention grids for our PiRA for Scotland assessments, which suggest targeted interventions to carry out. This means that it's easier than ever to identify appropriate individual or small group intervention activities for the areas of weakness demonstrated in your pupils' PiRA for Scotland assessment results (P4-7).

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