It’s essential to understand the learning profile of your pupils. What are their strengths? What areas need development? What’s their natural way of learning? […] you must do this quickly, otherwise you’ll spend the first two terms on the back foot.Nigel Ward, Chief Executive, Northern Schools Trust
An assessment of reasoning ability can identify where a pupil’s real strengths lie, free from the constraint of the curriculum and unencumbered by learning barriers.
The Cognitive Abilities Test: Fourth Edition (CAT4) provides a robust, standardised measure of cognitive reasoning ability, without reference to curriculum-based material and regardless of previous achievements or first language.
With CAT4, you get invaluable insight into your pupils’ ability to reason across four distinct batteries: verbal, non-verbal, mathematical and spatial, as compared to the national average.
This allows you to address patterns and adapt your teaching methods to suit individual (or group, where a similar learning profile is shared) needs, ensuring feedback is appropriate and targets are achievable.
Following administration, a range of reports are automatically generated. No need to data-crunch.
Data is presented in visually accessible tables, bar charts and scatter graphs that allow for easy comparison, as well as clear narrative explanations that explain the pupil profile and its implications for teaching and learning.
Reports include appropriate indicators including GCSE, A Level, KS2 and SATs level.
Combing results with other assessments, such as the Progress Test Series (PT Series) and Pupil Attitudes to Self and School (PASS):
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How Hinchingbrooke School are using assessment to gain a holistic view of each student with the new national curriculum