I very much like the wraparound nature of CDS as good assessment is at the heart of everything we do. In fact, if I could go back in time, the only thing I would do differently is start using CDS sooner!Andy Dalton-Bunker, Assistant Headteacher, Westhoughton High School
The Complete Digital Solution (CDS) gives you unlimited use of our leading educational assessments, in combination with ongoing support and training to help you use the data to your advantage.
With a deeper insight into your pupils’ capability, struggles, learning barriers, current and comparative performance and rate of progress, you are better able to personalise teaching according to your pupils’ needs. Standardised data helps you to see the full picture.
For a fixed fee you can assess all pupils at regular intervals across three key areas:
Assess your pupils’ verbal, non-verbal, quantitative and spatial reasoning skills to discover their true academic potential.
Ability assessment(s) included:
Assess your pupils’ current level of performance to track and report on their progress; benchmark them against their peers and spot anomalies in comparison to their cognitive ability.
Attainment assessment(s) included:
Screen pupils for attitudinal and emotional barriers to flag any non-academic problems that might explain under-achievement, such as lack of confidence, motivation or self-regard as a learner.
Attitude assessment(s) included:
Combing results from the three areas allows you to:
Sue Thompson, Senior Publisher, and Phil Wileman, Field Training Manager at GL Assessment, outline exactly what is included in the CDS, how it can benefit your school and what you can gain from the reports you receive.
These are available now for paper customers and will be ready soon for digital. Until then, we have produced a table that you can use to look up KS2 or GCSE results against the new indicators. Click here to download your table for KS2, or here for GCSE.
“We had one cared-for student who was a lovely girl, with mid to low ability. She didn’t do very well in tests, but we thought it was because she lacked confidence and panicked […]
“The CAT4 report suggested that she should be known to the SEN department, so we put her through the Dyslexia Screener and we discovered that she was dyslexic. The report also flagged up she would do better if she could work more practically, whereas we had thought written work was her strength.
“We hadn’t seen this at all – the girl had been focusing hard to hide she was struggling, and was so relieved when we explained the situation to her. She had thought everyone found written work that difficult.
“We were able to transform her whole experience of education. With the right support in place, she made five levels of progress from KS2 to KS4.”
We provide a comprehensive package of training and support:
Unlimited usage subject to fair usage policy. Terms and conditions apply.
Prices for the Complete Digital Solution are based on school size and the number of pupils being tested per year. We provide each school with a tailored, individual quotation.
How Hinchingbrooke School are using assessment to gain a holistic view of each student with the new national curriculum
Ensuring all pupils including those with SEND or EAL and the most able, achieve highly with rigorous and robust system of tracking
To gauge an academic and non-academic picture of students, the academy now uses CDS to establish a starting point and monitor progress