Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT4) Webinar Series

What is CAT4?

The Cognitive Abilities Test: Fourth Edition (CAT4) is a suite of diagnostic assessments of developed ability and likely academic potential. By measuring a student’s ability to reason with different types of material, CAT4 allows you to assess the way a student thinks and how they will learn best, and in turn, enables you to adapt teaching accordingly.

The test is not based on any curriculum or dependent on prior learning, offering a fair assessment of ability regardless of a student’s prior schooling. Because three of the four batteries are not reliant on knowledge of the English language, the test is ideal for assessing EAL students.

CAT4 provides a unique profile of students’ strengths and weaknesses across four batteries: Verbal, Non-Verbal, Quantitative and Spatial Reasoning. The data can be used to identify specific groups of students including special educational needs and gifted and talented. Students with a high spatial score are likely to be strong in STEM subjects.

We get invaluable information on each child, including the true capacity of an EAL learner
Brian Cooklin, Principal, Nord Anglia International School, Hong Kong

How CAT4 can be used with different curricula

GL education have developed a series of webinars which will explain how to use CAT effectively alongside different curricula. 

IB Curriculum

Analysing Data in an IB Curriculum School - 
Thursday 19 April, 09:15 - 10:15 GMT

Beijing City International School is an IB World School and enrols Chinese national students alongside students from around the world.

In this webinar, Tanya Farrol will explain assessments support their teaching of the IB curriculum by providing the school information on a student’s attitude, attainment and academic potential, providing a holistic picture of each student.

Assessment data in IB curriculum schools: The missing piece of the jigsaw?
Thursday 03 May, 09:00 - 10:00 GMT

This webinar is aimed at schools that are looking for relevant and robust data to inform differentiation strategies, uncover students' real attitudes to school and themselves as learners and identifying Students’ developed ability and likely academic potential.

US Curriculum 

Sheikh Zayed Private Academy Case Study Webinar

heikh Zayed Private Academy for Boys (SZPAB) is a fee-paying school in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), providing a curriculum to students founded on the American Common Core Standards.

In this webinar John Conway, the principal of the school, explains how he compared cognitive ability data from CAT4 with attainment data to identify group and individual learning support needs.

An introduction to the Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT4) in US curriculum schools
Wednesday 02 May, 09:15 - 10:00 GMT

n this webinar, Paul Montague, International Consultant at GL Education introduces CAT4, giving a comprehensive insight into how the assessment can be used in US curriculum schools.

Whether you’ve recently started using CAT4 or are currently evaluating its use, this webinar shows you how you can get the most out of it.