Diagnostic Tools for National Tests : Procedural Numeracy, Welsh Reading and English Reading

Once again this year, ERW is providing Diagnostic Tools which enable schools to analyse information from the national tests.

The tools have been careully designed to identify the skills associated with each question within the tests, which allows schools to get a clear overview of strengths and areas for improvement.

In best practice, teachers will use the information (along with other relevant information) to inform future planning and lead to provision which targets the specific and detailed needs of their pupils. Instructions for users have been included within the spreadsheets themselves. You are not required to change the ‘number of questions’ on the front page – this has already been done for you. In addition, it is now possible to print individual pupil ‘target cards’ based on their responses to test questions.


Follow the link to download the following tools :


If you have any queries, please contact your Authority’s Literacy and Numeracy teams.

Local Authorites Swansea-Abertawe Neath Port Talbot - Castell Nedd Port-Talbot Ceredigion Carmarthenshire - Sir Gaerfyrddin Pembrokeshire-Sir Benfro Powys

ERW is an alliance of 6 local authorities governed by a legally constituted joint committee. Its aim is to implement the agreed regional strategy and business plan to support school improvement.