CAT4 2023 guide for parents
- Was developed by GL Assessment, the fourth edition (CAT4) is based upon over 25,000 students’ trial data. This CAT4 has several purposes:
- Provides a snapshot of a child’s potential, more so than traditional, curriculum-based tests.
- Helps teachers to see which students will need assistance and support. Plus, those who need to be pushed and challenged the most.
- Highlights students who have similar learning skills and traits together – based upon their individual learning preferences.
- Is typically used by secondary school pupils, the minimum age for using the CAT4 is 6-year old pupils. Hence, the CAT4 has 7 difficulty levels.
Targeted CAT 4 test practice by CAT4 section
Each of these CAT4 levels practice will effectively prepare your child for the CAT4 exam.
The CAT 4’s Key Features
GL Assessment’s excellent replacement CAT4 range to the SAT’s benchmarking system is popular in both the USA and in the UAE. Where, the CAT4 assessments act as a reliable and valid international benchmark of individual attainment for non-UK pupils. Please read our explanation of the meaning of your CAT4 test score for further CAT4 test introductory info. In summary, the CAT 4
- Firstly, assesses a child’s learning potential in many ways it’s similar to an adult IQ test for adults.
- Secondly, creates uniformity and consistency across each primary/secondary school’s year group.
- Thirdly, CAT4 results are an excellent predictor of future academic success at school.
- GL Education’s Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT4) and LASS help the school ensure that every child achieves their potential in the classroom.
- The CAT4’s verbal, non-verbal, quantitative and spatial ability tasks are used as a starting point to provide teachers with information on children’s: Strengths; Learning preferences; and Weaknesses.
- GL Education recommends that any school using the CAT4 analyses those CAT4 results on a regular basis. Such CAT4 analyses should then be discussed at a CAT4 progress meeting. Attainment CAT4-related questions include,
Who is achieving in line with their individual CAT4 predictions?
Who’s not achieving as per their CAT4 predicted results?
Do the school’s CAT4 results exhibit any gender bias. If so, how should the school respond?
How would CAT4 be introduced to a school?
- Teachers need to make sure they use the correct test level for their children.
- Most schools inform parents in advance if they are planning to introduce the CAT4 series in advance. The stages of new CAT4 assessment usqage typically involve some or all of the following:
- Teachers receive the results and they also receive guidance on how to help children reach their full potential.
- CAT4 helps the school to analyse disparities between a CAT4 test-taker’s ability and school achievement to date.
- Whenever there’s inappropriate progress, then further CAT4 analysis is required.
- Or immediate curriculum adjustments for those individual pupils.
- Schools can also invest in individual reports for parents. In that case, Individual CAT4 reports show parents the performance of their children across the eight subtest batteries.
Primary Schools’ use of CAT4 GL Assessment
- Assessing their students even during non-SAT years.
- Determining pupils’ achievements between KSI and KS2 SATs.
- Helping teachers understand the strengths and weaknesses of each child individually.
- Profiling the learning capacities of students.
- Giving teachers insight into individual learning skills.
- Determining which pupils need additional support
- While SATs tries to assess the student’s ability to understand the topics in the curriculum, The CAT tests focus on the natural cognitive ability of a child.
- GL processes CAT4 tests and sends reports to respective schools, accompanied by guidance to the teachers on how to help children attain their potential. Notably, some schools provide individual reports to parents to show the performance of their children.
How schools use CAT4 Test Results?
- Improving basic cognitive skills between school cohorts.
- Determining teaching strategies matched to every pupil’s preferred learning style(s).
- Creating teaching plans focused on improving school performance.
Free CAT4 test practice resources
Firstly, our Level A CAT4 Practice.
Secondly, CAT4 Level B Practice .
Thirdly, Level C CAT4 Practice .
Then, CAT4 Level D Practice .
Next, Level E CAT4 Practice .
Also, F Level F CAT4 Practice .
Plus, CAT4 Questions – CAT4 FAQ.
And then, our CAT4 Practice Test.
Also, there’s our What type of questions are in a CAT4 test?
Plus, What are CAT4 based Gifted Children Programs?
Then next, CAT4 profiles.
Lastly, our CAT4 guide, What is the CAT4 test?
Free CAT4 demos (for each age level)
- Firstly, our free CAT 4 Level A demo.
- Secondly, Free CAT 4 Level B demo.
- Thirdly, Free CAT 4 Level C demo
- And then next, Free CAT 4 Level D demo.
- Plus also, Free CAT 4 Level E demo.
- And then next Free CAT 4 Level F demo.
- Finally, our Free CAT 4 Level G demo.
2022 CAT4 guide for parents
More American examples of CAT4 based Gifted Children Programs
For example, Brightmont Academy, Davidson Academy, FlexSchool, Hampshire Country School, Lang School, and National Association of Gifted Children (NAGC).
More specifically, the American Association for Gifted Children (AAGC) conducted the following educational programs at Duke University:
- Project Bright Idea 1, Project Bright Idea 2, and Project Bright Idea 3.
- PBI 1 enhanced the abilities of a particular children group belong to North Carolina and place them into gifted education.
- Project Bright Idea 2 integrated processes for changing the classrooms into more exciting places for kindergarten, first, and second-grade children.
- Furthermore, the project Bright Idea 3 boosted the number of children that are identified as Academically or Intellectually Gifted (AIG) from the discriminated populations.
Gifted and talented assessment use of the CAT 4
For example the New York City Gifted and Talented Test. The verbal sections involve testing the sense of taking directions, their aural reasoning, and arithmetic reasoning. The non-verbal questions assess the ability to complete a pattern, reasoning analogy, serial reasoning, and spatial visualisation too.
New York City Gifted and Talented Test (NYC G&T)
The children of New York City are assessed…
- At ages 4 to 7 years for entering grades K-3.
- Using Nonverbal questions are taken from the NNAT.
- Plus, OLSAT-based oral questions
- 48 non-verbal questions and 30 verbal questions.
- Administration time of 30-60 minutes.So, what are the CAT4 subtests?
The 8 CAT4 levels are split into three sections: verbal skills; numerical skills; and spatial skills. Each test also has its own time limit.
Our gifted child assessment example