Case Studies

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

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Using NGRT to support reading interventions

At Hinchingbrooke School in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, Year 6 students participating in their induction from feeder primary schools in July take the New Group Reading Test (NGRT) in preparation for their arrival in September.

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Introducing and developing baseline testing at St. Patrick’s Academy, Dungannon

"The insights gained from the CAT individual and group reports, and particularly from the Combination Reports, have revolutionised what we do."

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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.”

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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."

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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.”

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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.”

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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.”

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Preparing for the new GCSEs at Hinchingbrooke School

With the removal of national curriculum levels and the introduction of new GCSEs, secondary schools need to reconsider their approach to assessment from Year 7 onwards

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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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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’.”

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