Use Exampro’s printed transition tests to assess your new year 7 students’ readiness for KS3 science.
These baseline assessments, which cover the KS2 science curriculum, will enable you to:
identify individual and cohort strengths and weaknesses
group students to maximise science learning
target interventions effectively
Use the tests alongside MERiT Science, our mark entry and reporting tool, and access comparative population reports at class and individual level to help you set realistic targets and optimise teaching and learning to give your students the best start to KS3 science.
View sample questions from the new KS2-3 Transition Tests
Supporting teacher assessment
We understand, through working with secondary schools, that there is a great need for a high quality assessment to benchmark the new student intake at the beginning of year 7. As a result of this, our new transition test is now available to secondary schools to use as a baseline assessment in Year 7 to help you determine whether your new students are working at the standard expected at the end of key stage 2.
These tests were developed and trialled in both primary and secondary schools and therefore may have been used this academic year in a maximum of 130 primary schools. Our trial data indicated that there was little difference in performance at the end of key stage 2 and the start of key stage 3, however, you may want to check with your feeder schools.
Each pack of tests includes free access to MERiT, our mark entry and reporting tool, to help you identify students’ strengths and weaknesses across the three science strands as well as ‘working scientifically’. The reports also allow you to compare your students’ marks with the population so that you can see how your students are performing compared to others across the country.
Graph of marks achieved per student (plus mean score in table). Population mean score will appear as a vertical line on the graph and a figure in the table, once enough data has been gathered for the means to be stable.
Graph of marks achieved by strand for the whole group (class/year/school level)