Introducing the Independent School Assessment Packages

Following the lockdown, you might be looking at how to identify gaps in learning so you can recognise both curriculum and pastoral needs and where pupils will need additional support. You might be in search of transition and baseline data from which to measure progress going forward. And you might also be looking for a way to measure pupils’ attitudinal and emotional health on returning after this prolonged absence from school. 

Created specifically for independent schools, these packages are designed to support you by providing you with the data to baseline your pupils, at the right time for you after they return. The assessments can also support you in understanding current levels of attainment, including pupils’ reading ages, helping you to identify any gaps in knowledge across core subjects and aiding your curriculum planning. Additionally, our PASS measure allows you to gauge the attitudes and mindset of your pupils as they return to school after this period of absence.

Discover more about the packages below, including which assessments they include. To learn more or to talk to one of our experts about creating an assessment solution for your school, email backtoschool@gl-assessment.co.uk or call us on 020 8996 3374.

Pre-Prep

Get an accurate picture of your pupils to give them the best start to their school journey

Building an accurate, objective picture of your new pupils’ abilities means you can start developing their strengths and addressing any areas for development straight away. Our Independent Schools Assessment Package - Pre-Prep contains assessments specifically selected for independent schools and it’s standardised on pupils in the early years of their school career. The package doesn’t just give you an accurate measure of your pupils but also includes interventions and suggested classroom strategies you can put in place to help maximise their potential.

Prep

Ensure continued progress and prepare your pupils for the step to senior school

Our Independent School Assessment Package – Prep supports you in ensuring your pupils are coping with the increased demands at this phase and performing to the best of their abilities by combining ability and attainment tests. This package is ideal for establishing a baseline for the next school stage - indeed many senior schools specifically request CAT4 data from their feeder prep schools. Key Stage 2 indicators are included in some reports and give a useful comparison to the performance of peers in the state sector. The package also helps you prepare pupils for admissions to senior school and its curriculum demands.

Senior

Make sure your pupils are on course to maximise their potential and achieve the best possible grades

Ensuring your pupils are staying on course is key to them achieving qualifications which reflect their true abilities. Our senior package includes assessments that generate indicators of performance at GCSE, as well as an ‘if stretched’ target. This package also helps you to screen and make applications for pupils entitled to additional exam access arrangements. Our Value Added service (in conjunction with Fischer Family Trust) compares CAT4 data and GCSE results to give a quantifiable measure of the impact your school’s teaching has had on its pupils.

     

Pre-Prep
R-Y2

Prep
Y5-8

Senior
Y9

Baseline Logo Read More Child-friendly assessment for literacy, language and communication and maths to build a picture of your newest pupils  ✔    
CAT4 Logo Read More Shine a light on masked capability with the UK’s most widely used test of reasoning abilities for children aged 6-17  ✔ ✔  ✔ 
NGRT Logo Read More Fully adaptive termly reading assessment accessible to struggling readers and challenging for those who need to be stretched ✔  ✔   
NGST Logo Read More Termly monitoring of spelling skills with customised implications for teaching and learning  ✔  ✔  
Read More One-to-one, diagnostic reading assessment that enables you to assess your pupils’ reading and comprehension skills from an early age through to the end of secondary school.    
PT Series Logo Read More Set targets with confidence and measure year-on-year progress in English, science and maths  ✔  ✔  ✔
PASS Logo Read More Identify fragile learners, uncover hidden barriers to learning and put interventions in place
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Rapid Logo Read More Whole group/class screener to identify dyslexic tendencies  ✔ ✔  ✔ 
CoPS Logo Read More Pinpoint specific areas of need in younger children with a high probability of dyslexia ✔  ✔   
LASS Logo Read More Provides a detailed indication of a pupil’s strengths and weaknesses that may impact reading    ✔  
Exact Logo Read More Simple and efficient screening to identify those pupils entitled to exam access arrangements     ✔ 
FFT Logo Read More Our value-added service provides a quantifiable measure of the impact of your school’s teaching on its pupils      ✔

 

Speak to our dedicated independent schools team at backtoschool@gl-assessment.co.uk or call 020 8996 3374.