Our online CAT4 Test Practice Resources
Firstly our Parents Guide to the CAT4. Secondly, our CAT4 levels feature on what your CAT4 results mean for your child. Thirdly, our CAT4 tests practice. And then finally, what CAT4 results mean for your child’s education?
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The Cognitive Ability Test: CAT4 is a standardised cognitive test. It provides insights into children’s’ ability to reason across 4 fields: verbal, non-verbal, mathematical and spatial as compared to the national average. For more information on CAT4 tests visit our CAT4 Practice pages:
Here’s the 2021 CAT4 practice for Year 4,
followed by 2021 CAT4 practice for Year 7
plus, CAT4 practice for Year 8.
Number series questions are used to test ‘number logic’. The questions consist of a series of numbers with one number missing. You will then need to find the missing number. These question types assess logical thinking. For example: 4, 7, 12, 15, 20, ? Number analogy questions are presented to identify relationships, similarities or differences, and dissimilarities in a series or between groups of numbers.
Get children interested in learning to read
Reading is such a fundamental starting block for any learning. It is the main channel for learning in most schools or educational settings and a necessity for future academic achievement in mainstream education. Children are however not always ready for the world of reading by the time they go to school. The reason for this is as important as the solution. Some of these reasons or causes for why they may not be susceptible to the world of reading are exactly what you need to identify in order to find the best solutions.
- A younger sibling might feel intimidated by the reading ability of the older. Best solutions would include reading separately with the younger sibling to build their confidence.
- A child may not be developmentally ready for reading. Ways to help with this is to
- Make sure your child knows their sounds. This can be tricky as English is not a phonetical language. Find games, whether on screen or paper to help them learn the rules. Teach Your Monster To Read has been a favourite for us.
- Start off with pictures, discussing the story told by these and developing a curiosity for the story and expressing themselves in language.
- Follow your child’s reading with your finger to give them a point to focus on.
- Find stories that interest them. Whether they are into dinosaurs, princesses or space. Topics that interest them is the key.
Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT4)
CAT4 are essential in providing teachers with a rounded profile of a child, thus making it easier to decide about the progress of learners and offer appropriate support. Teachers use CAT4 to gauge strengths and weaknesses in four main aspects including verbal, non-verbal, spatial, and quantitative reasoning. CAT4 is statistically reliable since it is annually verified by analyzing 250,000 pupils and is standardized on 25,000 children. Therefore, it is a true reflection of pupils’ potential and effectively reveals factors that affect their performance. GL assessment provides both group and individual reports that are easy to follow; thus, teachers can get a complete picture of the learning skills of the students. National performance records, including GCSE, KS2, and A-level indicators, provide the basis for evaluating CAT4. 3. The Eight Sections of the Cognitive Abilities Test Verbal classification test. Each question in this test contains three words that have the same meaning. Pupils are supposed to discover the concept linking the three words and then select one word that best fit with them from the list of other five words provided. It assesses word knowledge, verbal reasoning, and language development.
Why use CAT4 Stanine Scores?
Although there are no formal assessments required between Year 2 (KS1 SAT) and Year 6 (KS2 SAT), some schools use the CAT4 as a standardised form of testing. They then use these results to not only set the pace but also identify possible learning difficulties. This can be very helpful in supporting learners to reach their full potential. It also gives the school a lot more information to work with. Schools deny that they use these results to put children in sets. Many, however, acknowledge that they use it to get a clearer individual picture of a child in addition to other results available to them. The CAT4 does not assess knowledge previously learnt in school. Instead, the CAT4 assesses the reasoning ability of a child in four areas.
Verbal Reasoning CAT4
This involves words. These appear in the form of verbal classifications & analogies.
This involves shapes and patterns. These appear in the form of figures & matrices.
This involves numbers. These appear in the form of number analogies & series.
This involves mentally generating and transforming visual images. These appear in the form of figures.
Standardised school test guides
We offer many guides to the other popular standardised cognitive tests. Plus practice test materials for each one.
- Firstly our Parents Guide to the CAT4.
- Secondly, an explanation of the CAT4 test levels and CAT4 tests practice.
- Also our CCAT cognitive test guide, together with our CCAT practice tests.
- Then next our CogAT standardized test guide. Plus, our highly recommended COGat practice tests.
- And similarly the useful OLSAT cognitive tests guide with its associated OLSAT practice tests.
- Plus our SCAT standardized test guide and some useful SCAT practice tests.
- Then also our New York guide and New York county’s gifted and talented practice tests.
- And finally some MAP test prep , as well as additional MAP test prep resources and our CLEP Maths test guide.
Our online CAT4 Test Practice Resources