CAT4 X

In response to the needs of our customers, we are now completing the transfer of CAT4 Level X & Y from paper to our digital platform, Testwise.

From 1st September 2019, the level X tests will be available to complete on PC and tablet (please read our minimum system requirements for more details).

Benefits:

  • Reduced costs
  • Faster administration of testing
  • Instant reporting (Group Reports and excel files available from 25th September)

Overview of testing levels

CAT4 Level

Grade

Year

X

1

2

Pre-A (to be updated by Y in 2020)

2

3

A

3

4

B

4

5

C

5

6

D

6

7

E

7

8

F

8 / 9

9 / 10

G

10 / 11

11 / 12

FAQs

Can CAT4 Levels X be used in the same way as other levels of CAT4?

Level X can be used in the same way as CAT4 levels A-G. The scale for the standardised age scores are the same, but the range is restricted to 69 – 131.

The data can be used for triangulation with assessments such as NGRT and PT. However, combination reports are not yet available.

What is the difference between the level Pre-A test, and level X?

The level Pre-A test was designed for Year 3/Grade 2. The level X test is designed for Year 2/Grade 1; the year group/grade below.

Standardisations – how have these been taken into consideration now the assessment is digital?

Based on an equating study conducted for other CAT4 levels, standardised age scores were slightly lower for tests completed digitally than for tests completed on paper. This adjustment will therefore also be applied to the digital versions of the level X and level Y tests.

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