The CAT4 is a standardised cognitive test. It provides insights into children’s’ ability to reason across 4 fields: verbal, non-verbal, mathematical (quantitative) and spatial reasoning. The content of these tests is not curriculum-based. Instead of testing a child’s knowledge, they are meant to highlight strengths and weaknesses. Plus, to gauge pupils’ potential, and to use such benchmarking in the teaching process.
About the Test
CAT4 scores are used by a large number of UK secondary schools and an increasing number of primary schools, both in the state and independent sector.
CAT4 is available for children aged 7:06 – 17+ years and comes in seven different levels of difficulty.
Online; 3 tests of 45 minutes each; 2 hours 15 minutes in total.
the ability to express ideas and reason through words is essential to subjects with a high language content, and the most obvious skill picked up by traditional assessment.