Tuesday 13th May 2014
The English grammar, punctuation and spelling test at levels 3-5 has two components, worth a total of 70 marks:
a booklet of short-answer questions and a spelling task.
Paper 1, the short-answer questions, consists of between 40 and 50 questions assessing grammar, punctuation and vocabulary. Each question is worth one or two marks with a total for the paper of 50 marks. The questions are:
selected response items (such as multiple choice questions) or short, open response items, in which children may have to write a word, a few words or a sentence.
Paper 2, the spelling task, consists of 20 sentences, which are read aloud by the test administrator. Each sentence has a word missing which the child must complete. The task is worth a total of 20 marks.
What this looked like in 2013: