Children in Years 2 to 9 now take national tests in reading and numeracy each summer. The tests usually take place in May/June.
The reading tests are made up of short questions based on two or more texts. Some of the questions check how well the text has been understood, others aim to find out if children are able to make judgements about what they are reading.
There are two kinds of numeracy tests.
Follow this link to read the Welsh Assembly Government's parent's guide to the tests: