CAT4 paper scoring

Our CAT4 Scoring & Reporting Service delivers fast and accurate results for CAT4 paper users. These can be tailored to your needs, taking the work out of marking, managing and interpreting your data. The service guarantees a much higher level of accuracy in the marking, interpretation and calculation of scores, CAT4 scores are brought to life through a wide variety of diagnostic reports, enabling teachers, SENCOs and other educational professionals to build a comprehensive picture of a pupil and his/her learning needs.

Our service is delivered on the Testwise Reporting Service (TRS), our online reporting service. Your results are uploaded securely to this system, which also enables easy ordering of additional reports and data files for your school's Management Information System.

The service is available to single schools and academies as well as local authorities, clusters, federations and other consortia of schools.

How does it work?

  1. Test Administration: You administer the test asking pupils to enter their answers on the OMR Answer Sheets 
  2. Ordering: Return the answer sheets to our Scoring & Reporting division (remember to fill in the Group Header Sheet)
  3. Scoring: GL Assessment scan and score the tests within 15 working days after receipt.
  4. Uploading of data: Results are uploaded into the TRS and the standard reports are created as PDF files.
  5. Email notification: You are sent an email notification when your reports are ready. You can then access your reports online by entering TRS using the secure customer login that will be supplied to you. You can log in to the system at any time to check the status of your order
  6. Additional reports: Further reports can easily be requested at this stage at an additional cost (please see prices to the right of this page). Files in CSV format can also be ordered for easy importing into your school’s Management Information System.
  7. Invoicing: Schools/Cluster will be invoiced by GL Assessment after the reports are made available.

Which reports are included?

CAT4 paper customers will automatically receive the CAT4 Group report for teachers. In addition, users will be able to choose from a range of six additional reports, which can be purchased separately:

  • CAT4 Individual report for teachers
  • CAT4 Individual report for students
  • CAT4 Individual report for parents
  • CAT4 Summary report for senior leaders
  • CAT4 Summary presentation for senior leaders (this is in PowerPoint® format)
  • CAT4 Cluster report.

How can I buy this service?

In order to buy the CAT4 Scoring and Reporting Service, you will need to register with our Scoring, Reporting, Interpretation and Analyses (SRIA) department. To do this, please call us and speak to one of our helpful Customer Services staff.

Unfortunately, the scoring and reporting service is not available to buy online. This is because we will invoice you only after the reports have been made available on our TRS. You can administer the test without this service but you cannot receive your results without it.

This product is for use in schools only and can only be purchased by schools.  Parents and home users cannot buy this product - if you add it to your basket your order will not be fulfilled. Find out more or see full terms and conditions.

Scoring, Reporting, Interpretation and Analyses address

Send by special delivery to: 

DRS Data Services Limited
4 Garamonde Drive
Wymbush
Milton Keynes
MK8 8DF

Please note: GL Assessment cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage to Answer Sheets occurring in the post.

Speed up Hand Scoring with the Overprinting Service

To make administration and scoring more efficient for users of the paper based assessments and the hand scoring service, we offer a time-saving Overprinting Service. This involves the printing of candidate name, date of birth and other details such as Pupil Registration Number or School Number onto your Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) answer sheets. This enables scoring to be carried out using a scanner called a DRS Optical Mark Reader and speeds up the turnaround time for making the reports available online. If you require this service you will need to fill out the CAT4 Overprinting Data file and send it to scoring@gl-assessment.co.uk via email. Please password protect this file and contact the Scoring Group with your password. Due to GL Assessment’s Data Protection policy, we are unable to accept emailed data files which are not encrypted.

The additional cost is £1.10 per pupil

CAT4 Young Learners

When ordering the CAT4 Young learners the scoring and reporting service is included in the price. Once the assessments are completed please follow the below steps:

  1. Supply pupil data: a Pupil Data file needs to be sent to scoring@gl-assessment.co.uk via email. You can do this by exporting data from your school’s Management Information System and matching it against the Pupil Data File template. Delays will be avoided if the data file is submitted prior to sending the pupils’ booklets. Please password protect this file and contact the Scoring Group with your password. Due to GL Assessment’s Data Protection policy, we are unable to accept emailed data files which are not encrypted. 
  2. Administer the test: You administer the test, requesting that pupils write their answers on the booklets provided.
  3. Return answers: Return the booklets to our Scoring & Reporting Service division via a tracking service to: GL Assessment Scoring Department, Unit 28 Bramble Road, Techno Trading Estate, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN2 8HB
  4. Scoring: Once we have received both your complete data file and pupil booklets we can begin the scoring process.

Please note: the turnaround time for scoring is 15 working days after the receipt of both data file and pupil booklets. This excludes weekends and bank holidays.

  1. Uploading of data: Results are uploaded into the Testwise Reporting Service (TRS) our online reporting system, and the standard reports are created as PDF and Excel files
  2. Email notification: You are sent an email notification when your reports are ready. You can then access your reports online by entering TRS using the secure customer login supplied