Personalised assessments


Important Notice: Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the requirement for learners to take the personalised assessments and for schools to provide reports to parents and carers has been relaxed during the current academic year. The assessment site is still available to access reports and for schools to schedule assessments when they next consider it appropriate to do so.

Where learners have completed procedural numeracy assessments this year, schools will have access to feedback on their skills, age-standardised scores and progress reports.

Feedback reports for the reading assessments are also available. However, scores and progress reports will only be available once the majority of learners have taken the reading assessments. Given current circumstances, this is now subject to a delay and we will provide a further update on this when available.

To access the assessments you will need to log in to Hwb. Once logged in select the personalised assessments icon on the homepage or from the menu.

This video shows how to log in to Hwb and access the personalised assessments website.


Help, support and guidance for schools

Support and guidance is also available from the assessment website. After accessing the website click ‘Help’ to access videos, a user guide and familiarisation assessments.

For support on managing school users’ Hwb accounts please refer to this guide. Alternatively, please contact or 0300 0252525.

For support on the personalised assessments, please contact the Assessment Helpdesk (for schools only) on 029 2026 5099 or

Webinar training sessions for schools

Live webinar sessions are advertised on the assessment website, which is accessed via Hwb.

Schools can also access recorded webinar sessions on personalised assessments, including administering and making best use of learner feedback and reports.

  • Personalised assessments are adaptive, meaning that questions are selected based on the responses to previous questions. This provides a tailored assessment experience for each learner and will help all learners develop their skills through understanding what they can do, the things they need to work on, and their next steps.
  • The assessments provide schools with information on the skills of individual learners and whole classes.
  • There is no ‘test window’ for personalised assessments; timing is at the school’s discretion.
  • Learners can take the personalised assessments in small or large groups, depending on the schools’ preferences and facilities, and schools do not need a large number of devices
  • Learners are required to take the assessment once during the academic year. Schools also have the option to use the assessment once more during the academic year.

Video clips: views and experiences of learners, teachers and experts

View the question types in the Numeracy (Procedural) personalised assessment for learners in years 2-3

View the question types in the Numeracy (Procedural) personalised assessment for learners in years 4-6

View the question types in the Numeracy (Procedural) personalised assessment for learners in years 7-9