CAT4 for impact in the classroom

CAT4 for impact in the classroom

Tuesday 03 October, 09:00 - 15:00

For schools using CAT4

This workshop runs in parallel with day 1 of the IPSEF conference and offers practical guidance on one of the themes of the conference – the effective use of assessment.

 Separate registration is required for this workshop.



Provide ideas on how your teaching team can use CAT4 effectively.

“The most important thing is that understanding has to be with the teachers” - Tim Richardson, Head of Primary, Dubai International Academy.

  • Develop understanding of how assessment data & reports from CAT4 can be used by:
    • senior leaders
    • class teachers
  • Initiate the use of the school’s own data to  create action plans to support teaching and learning


  • Each school  will have “action plans” in development


This stream is aimed at schools who have used CAT4 but not the Progress Test Series. If you have yet to use CAT4 but wish to prepare for future testing this stream will also be suitable for you.



9.00 Registration and coffee

9.30 – 10.15 Overview of CAT4 and reports available.

10.15 – 10.45 Case study presentation

  • CAT4 for strategic use in development of a rapidly expanding new school

10.45 – 11.00 Coffee

11.00 – 12.15 Using school CAT4 data with focus on:

  • Leaders
  • Class teachers

12.15 -1.15 Lunch

1.15 – 1.45 Case study presentation- Tim Richardson

  • Use of CAT4 by SLT and class teachers to inform teaching and learning

1.45 – 2.45 Strategy/action planning activities using school own data

2.45-3.00 Plenary and close


Each school is required to bring the following:

  • Hard copies of CAT4 Group Reports for Years 5 (CAT4 B), 7 (CAT4 D) and 9 (CAT4 F) from September 2016 testing.
  • A CAT4 Seniors Leaders report for at least one year group from 2016/17.

Each delegate should complete the FREE CAT4 test provided in order to fully understand the test.


The fee for the workshop is £75. This will include a free CAT4 G administration per delegate.



Please complete the registration form here.

This form includes all the data we are obliged by DTCM to collect.

Who should attend?

  • Members of the SLT
  • Whoever is the “assessment champion” in the school

Why attend?

  • Best practice school case studies
  • Explanation of key concepts
  • Action planning with your data

Register to attend

To register to attend the workshop please fill out our short online form>>

What you'll learn...

  • To use your own data to create action plans for impact in the classroom
  • To communicate and share data with classroom teachers
  • How senior leaders and classroom teachers can make effective use of data