Our KS3 Assessment Package is a powerful combination of our Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT4), Progress Test Series (covering English, maths and science), New Group Reading Test (NGRT), New Group Spelling Test (NGST), and our Pupil Attitudes to Self and School (PASS) attitudinal measure.
Together they identify your pupils’ potential achievement, measure their attainment and progress in core subjects, and uncover any barriers to learning they may have so you can plan appropriate interventions. It’s specifically designed to support you through the crucial KS3 years and for GCSE decision-making.
The KS3 Assessment Package is available to schools in England only, if you would like to discuss how we can support your school, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tracks across KS3 from transition onwards to give your Year 7 pupils a flying start and then accurately measure their progress throughout KS3 (over two years or three), all aligned to Attainment 8 and Progress 8.
It’s statistically robust, with national benchmarks for all assessments based on impressive pupil numbers. The PT Series (for example) was standardised against a UK sample of over 100,000 pupils, with benchmarks verified every year based on analysis from half a million pupils. PASS was standardised on 600,000 children.
The assessments cover ability, attainment in core subjects, reading, spelling and pupil attitudes.
Tailored, easy to access reports enable you to share results with different audiences, including inspectors and parents.
You can use as many of the assessments within the package as you wish and when you wish.
You can choose between a fully digital administration and a blended paper/digital option.
The KS3 Assessment Package is brand new (July 2018), but over a third of all UK secondary schools use CAT4 and over half a million pupils take the Progress Test Series each year, so its components are tried and tested.
An in-school Whole Pupil View Introduction session is included for all KS3AP customers, post-testing training is also available at an additional cost.
According to our teacher survey, 65% of teachers say that the GCSE flight path starts too early. This report reveals the impact this can have on both teachers and students, as well as providing practical ideas that schools can use at Key Stage 3.
Identifying students entitled to additional access arrangements in their exams, and supporting applications
Using Lucid Exact to test students’ reading comprehension, reading speed and spelling to see whether a student might need access arrangements for their exams