The results provide a snapshot of where each pupil is, gives us a measurement of progress over time and automatically takes care of the moderation and standardisation we require. It promotes the sharing of best practice across the Trust.Academy Transformation Trust
GL Assessment provide Trusts with a range of nationally standardised ability and attainment assessments for consistency and comparability leading to no surprises. Whether your Trust is big or small, starting out or well-established, your Trust can benefit from central purchase savings through our assessments of ability, attainment and barriers to learning.
With over 35 years sector experience we can also provide a great deal of support and information to assist Trusts. You can read about how other Trusts have implemented standardised assessments in our two MAT guides, ‘Getting started’ and ‘Growing pains’; we also provide specific reports and assessment solutions that allow cross academy comparisons.
When you sign up to working with GL Assessment there is a great deal of information and support available
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How do multi-academy trusts (MATs) create a shared ethos and culture across their schools? Our Chief Executive Greg Watson argues that the key is to think centrally but work collaboratively. Download the article, or read it on the ASCL Leader website.
Due Diligence offers a critical appraisal of key information about an academy before a formal partnership is formed. One of the essential elements of the process is understanding the achievement levels of students and gaining an overview of attitudes towards attendance, attainment and the progress of students within the academy.
Our new Due Diligence Digital Assessment Solution provides Trusts and academies with a snapshot of a standard reading age and attitudes to learning within an hour. The Solution includes our digital assessments; New Group Reading Test (NGRT) and Pupil Attitudes to Self and School (PASS) survey.
Cross Academy Trust report enables a Trust to compare the assessment results of all academies within a Trust. With this information, you can:
As MATs grow, so do the potential headaches. We’ve enlisted the help of a number of MATs to share their experiences of assessment across their small and growing Trusts.
Whatever their size, Multi-Academy Trusts all experience growing pains as they take on more schools. We asked a number of MAT CEOs and Directors of Education where their main difficulties lie, and common themes were accountability, recruiting and retaining the best staff, speaking a common language of assessment and the challenges of building a strong capacity for growth.
As Ofsted's report on 'Key Stage 3: the wasted years' said, 'The importance of a good start to a pupil's secondary school education cannot be overemphasised'. We couldn't agree more.' Here, Andy Daly, Principal of Swavesey Village College, explains how they introduced standardised tests following the removal of national curriculum levels.
At a time when resources to support children with speech and language difficulties is at best inequitable or at worst inaccessible*, GL Assessment has unveiled a toolkit to help primary schools easily screen and support children with speech and language difficulties.
Low self-esteem can have a direct effect on reading attainment, particularly for girls, according to our new report looking at assessment data of over 40,000 pupils. Read the findings, real case studies and our recommended interventions.
A new survey of teachers’ workload challenges has found that marking and data collation continue to be a major source of concern and stress for teachers in England.
PASS is clear in its intent, to identify ‘attitudinal or emotional issues’ prior to their ‘impact on school performance’, and facilitates implementation of interventions based on evidence, where the impact is easily measured
Children who are weak readers will struggle as much in maths and science at GCSE as they do in English and in arts subjects, according to one of the biggest ever studies of student reading.
We are confident that GL Assessment’s range of tests will help us identify what we need to do next and to develop new strategies.