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GL's Back to School Series: Getting the Most from your CAT4 Data as Students Return to the Classroom

Course Description

Facing unknown challenges will be a feature of return to school, but careful use of data can help you to target your efforts effectively. This course is intended to help classroom practitioners to personalize learning, and move students forward by carefully targeted support.

Learning Outcomes

Following this session delegates will:

  • Understand how CAT4 data will support teachers support students as they return to school
  • Use student’s CAT4 data to differentiate and personalize learning for students
  • Be able to apply CAT4 standardized scores to their own school data to better identify key students that require follow up support and targeted intervention
  • Recognize different student profiles and where to find practical teaching strategies to support these students
  • LUnderstand how to generate combination reports with Progress Test Series data

Course Delivery

The course will cover all the following topics:

1-This webinar will provide you with a detailed overview of CAT4, explaining the key concepts and terminology and discussing different student profiles. As schools start to make their plans for the new academic year we will also draw on some of the context from the “Transitioning Back to School after COVID” session

2-We will introduce the Strategies for Learning resources which support schools in addressing the learning needs of these different profiles and also discuss how the combination reports with the Progress Test Series provide additional context and insight for schools that also use these assessments


  • James Neill

    James Neill is the International Director at the GL Education Group. James studied physics at Nottingham University, and returned to study a PGCE. He taught physics and science in Nottingham before moving further afield to London and then Thailand. He has also been an examiner for AQA physics examinations. Upon leaving teaching, James joined Pearson Edexcel. Initially based in England, James then moved to the UAE where he worked with schools and stakeholders in the Middle East to support curriculum development and vocational courses as well as supporting teachers in using data and technology to raise attainment. James has also worked with organisations to develop admissions tests for university courses, as well as developing online assessment solutions for professional organisations. The move to GL Education was a natural way to bring together his teaching and consultative strengths where he is responsible for the international strategy as the company continues its rapid growth. Schools around the world, regardless of location or context, are seeking answers to the challenges of ensuring students reach their full potential and being able to explain to their stakeholders the value of the teaching that they carry out.

  • Jessica Watson

    Jessica Watson is an International Consultant at GL Education and has worked with school leaders and teachers across Europe, Asia and the Americas to implement and develop effective formative assessment practices in schools. She now takes the lead in developing the GL Education training resources. Prior to her work at GL Education, Jessica worked in inner-city schools as a Mathematics and Spanish teacher and subsequently, as a Head of the Mathematics Department. It was in this role that she recognised how powerful data can be in informing school development planning, teacher training needs and intervention strategy.


Completion Certificate

  • Delivery Mode: 1 Hour Webinar
  • Webinar Dates: 12:00 PM (UAE Time), 19 August 2020
  • Registration Opening: -
  • Course Date: -
  • Credit Hours: 1 hour
  • Institution: Sharjah Private Education Authority
  • Stream: -
  • Target Audience: Teachers and Leaders
  • Maximum Participants: -
  • Language: English
  • Price: FREE