Case Studies

Discover how schools like yours have used our assessments to better understand their pupils and inform differentiated teaching and learning.

Using PASS to support student wellbeing

“PASS has given us a good indication about where their barriers might be – and big barriers are their self-regard as a learner and perceived learning capability.”

Speaking a common language across Academy Transformation Trust

Academy Transformation Trust use the Complete Digital Solution – a package of assessments that provides critical insight into pupils’ ability, attainment and barriers to learning

Setting high standards at Westfield Community School

How Westfield Community School is using the Complete Digital Solution to support teacher judgements without creating additional work

Cippenham Primary School

Using the Complete Digital Solution and Sandwell Early Numeracy Test to help children aim higher in maths

Portobello High School, Edinburgh

"Kirkland Rowell Surveys have empowered our school community by providing an insight into the issues of importance to our stakeholders and offering a useful comparison with other schools in Scotland."

Complete Digital Solution: Getting ready for Progress 8 at Westhoughton High School

With the introduction of Progress 8, Westhoughton High School is using CDS to make sure every student reaches their Attainment 8 expectations.

Building a whole pupil view: how Hinchingbrooke School is approaching life without levels

How Hinchingbrooke School are using assessment to gain a holistic view of each student with the new national curriculum

Using PASS to support student wellbeing

“PASS has given us a good indication about where their barriers might be – and big barriers are their self-regard as a learner and perceived learning capability.”

Identifying ‘coasting’ students using PASS

“We knew what our extremes were doing, so we were well informed on our highest and lowest achievers. But it was that band of pupils in the middle we were particularly concerned about, and it was with their outcomes that we feared we might end up being classed as a ‘coasting school’.”

The New Group Spelling Test: A case study with St Joseph’s Catholic Academy

“It’s really important especially now that spelling is tested as part of SPAG in the Y6 SATs that we know that children are working at an age appropriate level. Gauging ‘spelling ages’ regularly is essential.”

Assessment at Key Stage 3: From levels to validity

“The concern was how we would know if the students were making the same amount of progress as their peers nationally – but we later found that GL Assessment would fill this gap for us.”

Reading: Taking a rigorous approach to baselining and intervention

“Without a doubt, the elephant in the room is comprehension. If a child can decode to an extent, that develops confidence – but this confidence is easily shattered quite quickly when they enter secondary school.”

Using NGRT to measure the impact of school improvement

Using assessment to proactively plan skill development across all subjects and underpinning skills that are limiting pupils’ attainment at GCSE as early as possible

SEN Assessment Toolkit: Supporting every child to reach their potential at North Walsall Primary Academy

With a high number of EAL and SEN learners, North Walsall Primary Academy is helping to break down language barriers and identify additional needs

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