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.
Strategic School Improvement Fund
SSIF is open to teaching schools, MATs and local authorities to support building a school-led system. Applications must be supported by evidence that demonstrates why the proposed improvement approach is expected to drive up standards in schools. The £140 million fund supports a broad range of school improvement activities including, but not limited to, improving leadership, governance, teaching methods and approaches, and financial health and efficiency. You can see more details on the DfE website.
GL Assessment has already supported 10 SSIF projects, as a key partner in measuring impact and effectiveness. Contact us to learn more about the work we are already doing to support these projects, and how we can help with your application to this new funding stream.
Our Cross Academy Trust report enables a Trust to compare the assessment results of all academies within a Trust. With this information, you can:
"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
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We are the Trust partner of choice for assessment and can provide you with a tailored solution to suit your assessment needs. To discuss your assessment requirements, please email AcademyTrusts@gl-assessment.co.uk.
This week saw the publication of the latest Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS), which tested over 300,000 10-year-olds from across the world.
As encapsulated by the Simple View of Reading, skilled reading involves the ability to read words accurately and efficiently and the ability to understand language.
GL Assessment has today published a termly, standardised spelling test which is designed to help teachers measure their pupils’ spelling skills against a national benchmark. The first digital, adaptive spelling test of its kind, the New Group Spelling Test is designed for pupils aged 6 – 14 years and is suitable for use on a PC or tablet.
Last week I had the honour of chairing our inaugural SEN Conference in Manchester, featuring some of the leading authorities in the sector.
Tens of thousands of highly able children are failing to get good science GCSEs because their innate talents are masked by poor verbal reasoning skills
"The assessment framework should be built into the school curriculum, so that schools can check what pupils have learned and whether they are on track to meet expectations at the end of the key stage, and so that they can report regularly to parents."
With a high number of EAL and SEN learners, North Walsall Primary Academy is helping to break down language barriers and identify additional needs
Identifying students entitled to additional access arrangements in their exams, and supporting applications