CAT4 buying guide

CAT4 Digital administration and scoring

To administer CAT4 Digital, you only need to buy one administration for each student you would like to test. You will need to buy the relevant level for the age group you are testing.

As a new customer, you will be set up with an account on Testwise, our online testing platform, by customer services. For full details on setting up an account, take a look at our Testwise Account Set up instructions.

Full details of how to administer the digital version of CAT4 can be found in the Teacher Guide Pack, which you can buy online. This is not compulsory but is highly recommended for new and existing users of CAT4. You can also download our guide to administrating CAT4 Digital.

CAT4 Digital How many do I need? Can I re-use this?
Individual Administrations* 1 per pupil
(Minimum of 10
administrations)
Single use
Teacher Guide Pack** 1 per school Multiple use

*Compulsory purchase
**Highly recommended

CAT4 (paper version) administration and scoring

To administer CAT4 using the paper format, you will need to buy the items below for the right age group:

  • Student Booklets: where pupils read the questions

  • Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) Answer Sheets: pupils mark their answers on these

  • Scoring Service: On completion of the test, the administrator fills out a Group Header Sheet (included in answer sheet packs) for each test group. Both the Answer Sheets and Group Header Sheet are submitted to GL Assessment for the computerised scoring service (please note, there are likely to be significant postage charges for school based outside of the UK).

The students booklets and answer sheets are available to buy online.

The scoring service can only be purchased after you have administered CAT4 and returned the Answer Sheets and Group Header Sheet. Schools have the option of purchasing our Overprinting Service, which delivers Answer Sheets pre-printed with students' information, to save time during administration and the scoring process. Please call +44 (0) 20 8996 3369to find out more.

Full details of how to administer the paper version of CAT4 can be found in the Teacher Guide Pack, which you can buy online. This is not compulsory but is highly recommended for new and existing users of CAT4.

CAT4 Paper How many do I need? Can I re-use this?
Student booklets* 1 per pupil Multiple use
OMR answer sheets* 1 per pupil Single use
Scoring service* 1 per pupil Single use
Teacher guide pack** 1 per school Multiple use
Overprinting service 1 per pupil Single use

*Compulsory purchase
**Highly recommended

Analysing your CAT4 results

CAT4 Digital users receive the Group report for teachers and the Excel report free of charge. CAT4 Paper users receive the Group report for teachers free of charge. Find out more about the CAT4 reports.

CAT4 reports
(Paper & Digital)
How many do I need? Can this be re-used?
Group report for teachers 1 per group Single use
Summary report for senior leaders 1 per group Single use
Summary presentation for senior leaders 1 per group Single use
Individual student report for teachers 1 per pupil Single use
Individual report for parents 1 per pupil Single use
Individual report for students 1 per pupil Single use
Excel report 1 per group Single use
Cluster report 1 per group Single use

 

CAT4 Gold Package
Digital only

£12.75 per pupil
Reporting includes
Group report for teachers
All 3 individual reports
Excel report
Summary report for senior leaders
Summary presentation for senior leaders

Test level age guide

A quick guide to CAT4 levels

CAT4 is available at seven different levels of difficulty. The tests have been developed in an overlapping, progressive format and are referred to as levels A to G. Levels X and Y refer to CAT4 Young Learners.

The target year group and age range covered by the norms for each test level are shown in the table below.

CAT4 Level Standardised Age Group UK National Curriculum
Pre-A* 6.06-8.11 Year 3
A 7:06-9:11 Year 4
B 8:06-10:11 Year 5
C 9:06-11:11 Year 6
D 10:06-12:11 Year 7
E 11:06-13:11 Year 8
F 12:06-15:11 Year 9 & 10
G 14:06-17:00+ Year 11 & 12

*Digital only

Schools are recommended to use the level of CAT4 shown for the year group they want to assess. This is particularly important if the school results are being combined with those from other schools for whatever reason.