On-screen tests coming in 2017

What’s happening?

Earlier this month, the government announced that pupils aged 11 will be tested on their times tables up to 12x12 using a timed, on-screen test. These on-screen checks will be rolled out in 2017, and teachers will be judged on the results.

What can I do to prepare?

You can start to prepare your pupils for this now using the resources available in the MyMaths library. Simply navigate to Number > Multiplication and division, where you will find content available to teach and learn up to the 12 times tables. The online homework tasks are a brilliant way to prepare pupils for the on-screen testing environment in advance of the tests. The lessons also provide a great way to practice multiplication together in the classroom.

And don’t forget to keep it fun with some games! The Beat the Clock game is a brilliant way to get pupils ready for the timed element of the new tests. What’s your high score?

All of these resources are accessible via the MyMaths library, allowing pupils to practice at any time, in school or at home. You can keep track of their progress in the Results section of the Assessment Manager. Remember to untick ‘Only show allocated results’ in the filters to the left of the screen to see results for any activities that your pupils have tried on their own.

If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


Lucy