Webinar Recordings

We have recently hosted a series of webinars focusing on the issues facing schools as they plan for students to return following lockdown. Please find below recordings of our recent webinars.

October 2020


In this webinar, our GL Assessment data expert explores your immediate needs on transitioning back to school and how the Progress Test Series, (PTS) can help you address them.


Many schools will be utilising CAT4 data within FFT Aspire this year in order to obtain FFT indicators. This webinar is for schools using FFT Aspire for the first time and covers how to use and interpret your FFT indicators; for schools familiar with FFT, the webinar can provide a refresher. The webinar also covers the wealth of information CAT4 provides on students which can positively impact learning outcomes, as well as some suggested next steps in teaching and learning following CAT4 results.


In this webinar, our GL Assessment data expert explores your immediate needs on transitioning back to school and how the New Group Reading Test, (NGRT) can help you address them.

September 2020


In this webinar, our GL Assessment data expert explores your immediate needs on transitioning back to school and how the Pupil Attitudes to Self and School (PASS) survey can help you address them.  How will you know which pupils are ready for school and to engage in learning?


In this the second webinar we explore how CAT4 can support your students' learning, one of our experts build on the CAT4 supporting your transition back to school webinar material, delving more deeply into the use of the data.  In particular we explore:  Whole school, group and individual data analysis of cognitive strengths and weaknesses linked to classroom learning and planning.  The Spatial/verbal ‘bias’ report and implications for learning.  The vital aspect of triangulating data alongside CAT4 using the automated combination reports.


IIn this first in a pair of webinars, one of our experts explore your immediate needs on transitioning back to school and how CAT4 can help you address them.  Supporting Transition & Learning:  CAT4 will provide you a consistent baseline on the return to school, through the provision of retrospective Key Stage 2 indicators, 9-1 GCSE indicators, A level indicators and insights into students’ reasoning abilities.  Together, these give a broad and accurate overview of your students, their potential and how they learn.   CAT4 scores can help you identify which students will need more general support in certain subjects with relative weaknesses being magnified by lost learning, making it even harder to catch up.  Our expert identifies the areas of the reports to focus on and demonstrate most effective use of the data to support the issues.  If you are new to the CAT4 and ability testing don’t worry as our expert looks at exactly what CAT4 is, and how as a standardised assessment, you can have confidence in the nationally representative data it provides.


If you have recently purchased one of our assessments we recommend watching our Testwise webinar. This session demonstrates setting up and best practice for the use of Testwise, our web based testing platform, with the opportunity to ask questions.

June 2020

24 - 25

From the autumn term, schools using both CAT4 and FFT Aspire will be able to put their Year 7 CAT4 results into FFT Aspire to create a FFT benchmark for pupils at the end of KS4. Join us at this online workshop to find out how schools can use GL Assessment’s CAT4 and FFT Aspire together in September to support your Year 7 pupils.


In this webinar, Becky St John, Independent Assessment and Data Consultant and Trainer, discusses the challenges in pulling together and analysing data from many and diverse schools, such as the tension between autonomy and alignment, and between teacher assessment and test results. In the second part of the webinar, Vicky Merrick, Data Development Lead at Archway Learning Trust, talks about her central assessment framework, what it measures, how GL Assessment data has been used in triangulation with other data, and how it has helped the trust.




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