Scoring and reporting

Scoring

CAT4 paper edition

All scoring of the CAT4 paper edition is done by computer. This ensures complete accuracy, and also generates automated individual and group reports. 

Our CAT4 Scoring & Reporting Service delivers fast and accurate results for CAT4 paper users. These can be tailored to your needs, taking the work out of marking, managing and interpreting your data. The service guarantees a much higher level of accuracy in the marking, interpretation and calculation of scores, CAT4 scores are brought to life through a wide variety of diagnostic reports, enabling teachers, SENCOs and other educational professionals to build a comprehensive picture of a pupil and his/her learning needs.

Our service is delivered on the Testwise Reporting Service (TRS), our online reporting service. Your results are uploaded securely to this system, which also enables easy ordering of additional reports and data files for your school's Management Information System.

How does it work?

  1. Test Administration: You administer the test asking pupils to enter their answers on the OMR Answer Sheets 
  2. Ordering: Return the answer sheets to our Scoring & Reporting division (remember to fill in the Group Header Sheet)
  3. Scoring: GL Assessment scan and score the tests within 15 working days after receipt.
  4. Uploading of data: Results are uploaded into the TRS and the standard reports are created as PDF files.
  5. Email notification: You are sent an email notification when your reports are ready. You can then access your reports online by entering TRS using the secure customer login that will be supplied to you. You can log in to the system at any time to check the status of your order
  6. Additional reports: Further reports can easily be requested at this stage at an additional cost (please see prices to the right of this page). Files in CSV format can also be ordered for easy importing into your school’s Management Information System.
  7. Invoicing: Schools/Cluster will be invoiced by GL Assessment after the reports are made available.

Which reports are included?

CAT4 paper customers will automatically receive the CAT4 Group report for teachers. In addition, users will be able to choose from a range of six additional reports, which can be purchased separately:

  • CAT4Individual report for teachers
  • CAT4Individual report for students
  • CAT4Individual report for parents
  • CAT4Summary report for senior leaders
  • CAT4Summary presentation for senior leaders (this is in PowerPoint® format)
  • CAT4 Cluster report.

How can I buy this service?

In order to buy the CAT4 Scoring and Reporting Service, you will need to register with our Scoring, Reporting, Interpretation and Analyses (SRIA) department. To do this, please call us and speak to one of our helpful Customer Services staff.

Unfortunately, the scoring and reporting service is not available to buy online. This is because we will invoice you only after the reports have been made available on our TRS. You can administer the test without this service but you cannot receive your results without it.

This product is for use in schools only and can only be purchased by schools.  Parents and home users cannot buy this product - if you add it to your basket your order will not be fulfilled. Find out more or see full terms and conditions

Scoring, Reporting, Interpretation and Analyses address

Send by special delivery to: 

DRS Data Services Limited
4 Garamonde Drive
Wymbush
Milton Keynes
MK8 8DF

Please note: GL Assessment cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage to Answer Sheets occurring in the post.

Instructions for using the scoring service

All Answer Sheets are marked by computer.

Package up your Answer Sheets, ensuring that they are clearly marked with your name and the school’s address. Include a completed Group Header Sheet.

Please refer to the Group Header Sheet for details of where to send the Answer Sheets for scoring.

CAT4 digital edition

The CAT4 digital edition is scored automatically on completion of the tests. Teachers and administrators can access reports through their school’s online account and reports can be generated on demand. For details of GL Assessment’s online scoring and reporting via Testwise, please see Testwise Information.

Reporting

Reports are the way in which student test results are collated, analysed and displayed. Many reports also provide comparisons of student test results against national test results. Please See Testwise Reports information for more.

Report formats

Reports are created in PDF, HTML, MS Excel or MS PowerPoint format.

What reports are available?

Teachers

Group reports for teachers include:

  • A description of the assessment, overview of its benefits, example questions and a useful reminder of how scores are reported.
  • Table of scores for all students in your group, showing the SAS and group ranking for each battery plus overall mean scores 
  • Analysis of your group scores compared to the UK national average
  • Profile chart and listings indicating the learning preferences for all students in your group, with supporting explanation
  • Indicators of future attainment in UK national tests/examinations

Individual reports for teachers include:

  • A description of the assessment, overview of its benefits, example questions and a useful reminder of how scores are reported
  • Detailed breakdown of scores for each student, including the SAS, with confidence bands, National Percentile Rank, stanines and group ranking
  • Profile description for each student indicating their learning preference, with written implications for teaching and learning also given, which help to ensure a student achieves their potential
  • Indicators of future attainment in UK national tests/examinations

Students

Individual reports for students include:

  • An explanation of the assessment, overview of why it is used and benefits for students
  • Student-friendly overview of performance scores across the four batteries
  • Profile description with written recommendations to help improve student understanding and support effective learning
  • Indicators of future attainment in UK national tests/examinations with supporting chart for ease of comparison across subject areas

Parents

  • Individual reports for parents include:
  • An explanation of the assessment, overview of why it is used and example questions to ensure parents are informed
  • Parent-friendly overview of performance scores across the four batteries
  • Profile description with written recommendations to help improve parent understanding of their child’s learning preference, with suggestions for how to offer support at home
  • Indicators of future attainment in UK national tests/examinations with supporting chart for ease of comparison across subject areas

Other professionals

  • A description of the assessment, overview of its benefits and a useful reminder of how scores are reported
  • Detailed analysis of your cohort/group scores compared to the national average, with analysis by battery, gender and ethnicity, and further options available as specified
  • Profile chart indicating the learning preferences for all students in the cohort/group, with supporting explanation
  • Summary indicators of future attainment for the full cohort/group
  • A summary presentation for senior leaders is also available in PowerPoint format, ideal for sharing key findings with a wider audience

How to understand your group report

Combination reports

You can combine data from CAT4 with the Progress Test in English (PTE), Progress Test in Maths (PTM) and New Group Reading Test (NGRT) for an all-round view of each pupil’s assessment results.

Cross-assessment reports

Cross-assessment reports allow you to view data from two or more related assessments with a single report. 

For examples please see ‘Sample Reports’ in the ‘Guidance on scoring and reporting’ section of the Teacher Guidance.