Cognitive Abilities Test: Fourth Edition reports

The results from the Cognitive Abilities Test: Fourth Edition (CAT4) are analysed through a range of reports that are available instantly if you are a digital user, or via our Scoring and Reporting Service if you are a paper user.

The reports are intended for use by senior leaders, class teachers and assessment co-ordinators and to be shared with individual students and parents.

Data is presented in visually accessible tables, bar charts and scatter graphs that allow for easy comparison, as well as clear narrative explanations that explain the student profile and its implications for teaching and learning.

Example images, graphs, charts and narratives from CAT4 reports can be found on pages 3 – 18 of
our sample reports brochure.

CAT4 Group report for teachers
A group level analysis of a selected group or cohort of students helping to communicate results. This may allow those with similar or contrasting profiles to be taught together with mutual benefits.

CAT4 Individual student report for teachers
An analysis of an individual student’s results, along with a focus on how they can be helped to achieve their potential. The narrative includes implications for teaching and learning which offer brief insights into how different levels of ability combined with learning preferences may affect a student’s learning.

CAT4 Individual report for students
Provides students with an explanation of their CAT4 results and where their strengths and weaknesses lie. It is important for all students to understand that the information gained from CAT4 testing can form the basis of plans for their future development, which they themselves can take some control over.

CAT4 Individual report for parents
Provides parents with an overview of CAT4, an explanation of their child’s results and where their strengths and weaknesses lie. Developed to support the routine reporting to parents, the narrative text helps them understand their child’s profile of results and actions they can take to further their learning.

CAT4 Summary report for senior leaders
Provides a high level analysis of a selected cohort or group’s performance against the average for their age group. The report is designed for use by head teachers, senior leaders and governing bodies. The introduction will be useful in giving a quick overview and an example of the test material in CAT4.

CAT4 Summary presentation for senior leaders
This presentation is available in PowerPoint® format. Similar to the Summary report for senior leaders, the presentation shows data from a selected group or cohort and compares this to the national average. It is ideal for sharing key findings and saves time in disseminating information from the Summary report.