Help us keep our assessments up to date

We need your help to keep our assessments robust and innovative.

GL Assessment maintains an ongoing programme of trialling and standardisation studies to ensure that our assessments are as up to date, relevant and robust as possible. Trialling our questions on real students allows us to use the very best questions for our assessments and enables us to develop brand new types of questions to keep our tests fair for all - read our blog to find out more.

Below are the details of our trialling and standardisation studies taking place in 2021 and we are currently recruiting schools to help us in these trials.

Trial Age range Testing window Test duration Format
New Question Trial: English, maths, verbal reasoning, non-verbal reasoning, spatial reasoning  Year 6
Year 7
22 November - 3 December 2021 1 hour per subject Paper

New Question Trial:

  • Trialling our questions on real students allows us to use the very best questions for our assessments and enables us to develop brand new types of questions to keep our tests fair for all.
  • Trials are available in up to five subjects for Year 6 students and all Year 7 students: English, maths, verbal reasoning, non-verbal reasoning and spatial reasoning. The next trial is in the autumn term of 2021.
  • What’s in it for me? Schools taking part in these trials will be provided with results and feedback for each test, as well as a token of appreciation in the form of a £100 gift voucher (Amazon or John Lewis) or £250 of credits towards our assessments.*

Become a GL Assessment Trialling Partner:

Your school can take part in trials on a one-off basis or as an official Trialling Partner, whereby your school could be eligible for a range of additional benefits (including data on your students, discounted staff CPD and product discounts) through trialling our assessments on a more regular basis. If you would like more information about becoming a Trialling Partner, please contact: norman.hayes@gl-assessment.co.uk

* Free credits will be added to your Testwise account upon successful completion of the trial. Credits are not redeemable against previous purchases.