Parents’ Guide to GL Assessment’s CAT4 Tests
Primary-School cognitive ability tests – CAT4
Primary schools use CATs to assess the students even during non-SAT years. CAT4, administered by GL Assessment CAT, are useful in the primary school level. These tests are mainly used to determine the pupil’s achievements because as per the current National Curriculum as children are not required to take tests between KS1 and KS2 SATs. CATs also assist teachers to understand the strengths and weaknesses of each child individually. CAT4, especially provides a clear picture of the learning capacities of students, unlike the tests which concentrate on scores in core subjects. Thus, teachers can have a vivid idea of the learning skills of a child and can determine the pupil who needs special care or support.