Welcome, we recommend reviewing the free sample cat4 test examples for your child’s age, and then buying the corresponding cat4 practice test (in the right hand column). 

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For test publisher GL Assessment’s entire CAT4 age range.

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sample CAT4 Free Practice Test Year 4CAT4 Level A Practice Tests Year 4
Free CAT4 Practice Test Year 5Year 5 CAT4 Level B Practice Tests
sample CAT4 Free Practice Test Year 6CAT4 Level C Practice Tests Year 6
Free CAT4 Practice Test Year 7Year 7 CAT4 Level D Practice Tests
sample CAT4 Free Practice Test Year 8CAT4 Level E Practice Tests Year 8
Free CAT4 Practice Test Years 9 and 10CAT4 Level F Practice Tests Years 9/10
CAT4 Free Practice Test Years 11+Year 11 CAT4 Level G Practice Tests

Sample CAT4 test practice 

Here’s the Year 2 CAT4 practice test.

The UK Year 2 CAT4 Level X. The equivalent US/international Grade 1 CAT4 test.

CAT4 Year 3 tests

  • Year 3 CAT 4 Level Y. is less widely used.
  • The equivalent US/international CAT 4 test is the Grade 2 CAT4 test.

These practice papers offer you the most comprehensive and accurate CAT4 test practice – bespoke CAT 4 tests for each school year group.

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An Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, Rob Williams is a Chartered Psychologist with over 25 years of experience working and designing tests. Rob has consulted for many of the top school entrance test publishers, including the ISEBCambridge Assessment ; Hodder Education, and the actual GL CAT4 publishers themselves.  

How is the CAT4 scored?

      • The Standard Age Score (SAS) is the most important piece of information derived from any standardized test.

      • This is based on the student’s raw score which has been adjusted for age.

      • Then placed on a scale that makes a comparison with a nationally representative sample of students who tool the same CAT4 exam.

      • These are representative CAT4 samples drawn from schools across the UK.

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     practice CAT4 quantitative reasoning test.

    Our second CAT4 video for teachers

    How can schools apply your child’s CAT4 results?

     

    Why does my child need to practice for their CAT4?

    Well, the CAT 4 is substantially different from any other curriculum so familiarizing students with the testing material before the exam is extremely important.

    School Entrance Tests believe that all CAT4 test takers should be able to benefit from our:

        • Provision of all cat4 students with the latest CAT4 sample papers.

        • CAT4 exam preparation.

        • The latest CAT4 practice testing material for their specific age.

        • CAT4 test questions and CAT4 test tips.

      Why is the CAT4 the most widely used standardized school assessment?

      The CAT4 assessment is substantially different from any other curriculum and familiarizing students with the CAT4 testing material before the exam is extremely important. To assist the students to gain good scores, our online CAT4 prep program offers CAT 4 test prep packs for Level A, B, C, D, E, F and G that will all contain sample questions, detailed explanations and practice tests.

      It is also to be noted that there is a significant difference between CAT4 and the regular curriculum program.

      Hence, we believe that it’s vital to provide students with testing material before the exam.

      Free sample CAT4 test results report for parents.

      How do schools use CAT4 results?

          • Most schools inform parents about CAT4 tests in advance.

          • As a result, parents get to know their plans and expectations from students.

              • Several CAT4 practice tests

              • Our section specific CAT4 test practice.

            • so that then You will be able to see which types of questions your child finds tricky so you can then focus specifically on them.
            • Our additional free CAT4 Test Resources

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            Welcome to our recommended 2023 CAT4 Practice Tests.

            * Recommended replica pupils’ CAT4 practice tests by pupil age.

            These practice papers offer you the most comprehensive and accurate CAT4 test practice

            that has been bespoke for the age specific CAT4 exam formats.

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            Here are School Entrance Tests‘s 2023 CAT4 Sample Test.

            How is the CAT4 scored?

               

                • The Standard Age Score (SAS) is the most important piece of information derived from any standardised test.

                • This is based on the student’s raw score which has been adjusted for age.

                • Then placed on a scale that makes a comparison with a nationally representative sample of students.

                • These are of the same age and come afrom schools across the UK.

              Our YouTube CAT4 Guides for parents:

                 

                  • Parents CAT4 Guide below:

                Why does my child need to practice CAT4?

                Well, the CAT4 is substantially different from any other curriculum so familiarising students with the testing material before the exam is extremely important. School Entrance Tests believe that all CAT4 test takers should be able to benefit from our:

                   

                    • Provision of all CAT4 students with the latest 2023 CAT4 sample papers.

                    • CAT4 exam preparation.

                    • The latest CAT4 practice testing material for their specific age.

                    • CAT4 test questions and CAT4 test tips.

                  CAT4 is the best standardised school assessment

                  The CAT4 is substantially different from any other curriculum and familiarizing students with the testing material before the exam is extremely important. To assist the students to gain good scores, the online prep program offers CAT4 practice packs for Level A, B, C, D, E, F and G that will all contain sample questions, detailed explanations and practice tests.

                  It is also to be noted that there is a significant difference between CAT4 and the regular curriculum program. As a result, it becomes important to provide students with testing material before the exam.

                  Free sample CAT4 test results report for parents.

                  How do schools use CAT4 results?

                     

                      • Most schools inform parents about CAT4 tests in advance.

                      • As a result, parents get to know their plans and expectations from students.

                       

                        • Individual reports to parents show the performance of their children across the four batteries.

                        • Consequently, schools present results to parents and students using the Stanines (ST) since it is easy to comprehend.

                        • Notably, the CAT4 website contains a short generic overview that can assist parents to understand more about the tests.

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                      How can I best prepare for the CAT4?

                      You need to prepare for your CAT4 exam using the correct CAT4 Level practice paper. Reach your accurate, age-dependant CAT 4 practice test resources at School Entrance Tests’ respective CAT4 Year level links below:

                      Firstly, 9+ CAT4 Level A practice papers for Year 4. Secondly, CAT 4 Level B test practice for Year 5.

                      Thirdly, 11+ CAT4 Level C practice papers for Year 6.
                      Then CAT4 Level D test practice for Year 7.

                      Next, Level E CAT4 test practice for Year 8. And Level F CAT4 test practice for Years 9 and 10.

                      Finally, our Level G CAT4 test practice for Year 11.

                      Targeted CAT 4 test practice by CAT4 section

                         

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                        Each of these CAT4 levels practice will effectively prepare your child for the CAT4 exam.

                        Planning your CAT4 test practice step-by-step

                        Or if the CAT4 test practice is unsuitable then you will find our extensive School Entrance exam practice tests here.

                           

                            1. Establish How to interpret a CAT 4 results report.

                            1. Learn what the different CAT 4 sections look like.

                            1. Practice with the correct year CAT 4 test for your own child.

                          Sample CAT 4 sample

                          Here is our free CAT4 paper sample.

                          CAT4 parents guides

                          Do try our CAT4 test practice and parents guide to the CAT4.

                          Maximizing your CAT4 test practice sessions

                          To get the best from your CAT4 test practice, we advise you to:

                             

                              • Replicate as closely as possible an actual CAT4 assessment environment.

                              • Leverage the value of CAT4 sample questions to establish where your child may be going wrong.

                              • Monitor your child’s CAT4 progress. You can easily track their revision progress by checking how quickly their CAT4 assessment results improve.

                              • Then you must focus on the CAT4 subtest or CAT4 question type that they are struggling most with.

                              • Next, you can try assigning more CAT4 assessment sample questions of their weaker topics. Focusing their CAT4 test practice on your child’s weaker topics will encourage them to slowly learn where they are going wrong and what to do differently.

                              • Mastering such difficulties will improve their self-efficacy. If you are lucky then your child will start to love learning! Either way, this approach will help to create a growth mindset.

                              • As a final stage, paying for a CAT4 assessment mock is an ideal way to establish how your child is to pass their actual CAT4 assessment.

                            Why do schools use the CAT 4?

                            The CAT4 tests range was published a decade ago. GL Education‘s CAT 4 assessment series has become increasingly popular, especially for streaming. Other popular CAT 4 applications are to:

                               

                                • Explore academic potential. More specifically, the CAT4 assessments

                                • Create uniformity and consistency across each primary/secondary school’s year group

                                • Benchmark internationally any individual pupils’ attainment

                                • Reveal any disparity between a CAT4 test-taker’s ability and school achievement to date.

                                • Whenever there’s inappropriate progress, then further CAT4 analysis is required. Or immediate curriculum changes.

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                                  • CAT4 Test Format

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                                Cognitive ability testing with GL Education’s CAT4

                                GL Education’s Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT4) and LASS help the school ensure that every child achieves their potential in the classroom.

                                The CAT4’s verbal, non-verbal, quantitative and spatial ability tasks are used as a starting point to provide teachers with information on children’s:

                                • Strengths;
                                • Learning preferences; and
                                • Weaknesses.

                                GL Education recommends that any school using the CAT4 analyses those CAT4 results on a regular basis. Such CAT4 analyses should then be discussed at a CAT4 progress meeting. Attainment CAT4-related questions include,

                                • Who is achieving in line with their individual CAT4 predictions?
                                • Who’s not achieving as per their CAT4 predicted results?
                                • Do the school’s CAT4 results exhibit any gender bias. If so, how should the school respond?

                                For those attainment areas that are lower than the CAT4  predicts, a school should then implement an ‘graduated response’ strategy.

                                If attainment isn’t aligned with CAT4 scores or there is a discrepancy of more than 20 points between the individual strands of CAT4, the school applies their

                                GL Education consultants follow a well-established flow chart, which includes appropriate cognitive assessments, like GL Education’s CAT4.

                                Educational targets are shared with parents; with any confidential info held by counsellors marked as such on those children’s folder (with emotional or social concerns).

                                How should I prepare for the CAT4?

                                Well, here’s how GL Assessment introduce their CAT4:

                                Which skills does the CAT4 assess?

                                The CAT4 requires knowledge of Literacy skills , Numeracy skills and Abstract reasoning skills.

                                <  <  Youtube video explaining the different CAT4 levels for different school age groups  >   >

                                What are the CAT4 spatial reasoning test questions like?

                                In the CAT4 spatial reasoning questions you have to manipulate 2D and 3D shapes. So similar to the non-verbal reasoning questions in that sense.
                                You need to identify each of the different set of shapes’ patterns. In other words the relationships between them. How they relate to each other.

                                Explaining CAT4 questions on 2D shape combinations

                                CAT4 TEST INSTRUCTIONS – Find which shapes can be combined to create the full picture you’ve been presented with in each CAT4 spatial reasoning question.

                                Take a look at this example question. Which of the options below, makes up the top shape?

                                Spatial-reasoning-test

                                Explaining CAT4 questions on Analysing the Mirror Image Matching 2D Shapes

                                CAT4 TEST INSTRUCTIONS – Find which two shapes are identical in each CAT4 spatial reasoning question.

                                Regardless of the perspective / angle shown, identify which two 2D shapes are equivalent.

                                Explaining CAT4 questions on Analysing the Mirror Image

                                CAT4 TEST INSTRUCTIONS – Find the exact mirror image for each CAT4 spatial reasoning question.

                                spatial reasoning practice test

                                Explaining CAT4 questions requiring 3D Cube construction

                                CAT4 TEST INSTRUCTIONS – Find for each CAT4 spatial reasoning question:

                                   

                                    • The marking which is the exact opposite of the one that is presented in the question.  

                                    • or if it’s a flattened out 3D cube, then you must choose which of the answer options represents the fully reconstructed cube. So, when in three dimensions in other words.

                                  spatial reasoning practice

                                  CAT4 test practice

                                  Explaining CAT4 question types involving Solid 2D and 3D shapes

                                  INSTRUCTIONS – Find for each CAT4 spatial reasoning question, you must determine which 3D shape is equivalent to the unmade one presented. So, in other words, which of the folded up shapes is represented by the unfolded shape in the questions.

                                  Spatial reasoning test

                                  Other key CAT 4 things you need to know

                                     

                                      • There are different versions of the CAT4 test, depending on your child’s age.

                                       

                                        • The CAT4 test is divided into 8 modules. These vary in length. The shortest modules are 8 minutes long and the longest modules are 10 minutes long.
                                          The 8 modules are split across 4 types of Reasoning: Verbal, Non-Verbal, Spatial and Quantitative. Each of these is equally weighted when calculating your child’s final score.

                                         

                                          • CAT4 Verbal Reasoning modules are called Verbal Classification and Verbal Analogies.

                                           

                                            • The CAT4 Non-Verbal Reasoning modules are called Figure Classification and Figure Matrices.

                                             

                                              • CAT4 Spatial Reasoning modules are called Figure Analysis and Figure Recognition.

                                               

                                                •  The CAT4 Quantitative Reasoning modules are called Number Series and Number Analogies. Number Series involves completing sequences. Number Analogies involves completing a third pair of number analogies.

                                                  • CAT4 assessment is not adaptive. This means there is no negative marking so you should encourage your child to answer every question. If they find themselves out of time in a module with a few questions to spare, it’s better that they guess and supply an answer for each question rather than leave the last few blank.

                                                    • Most children find one or two of the four types of Reasoning harder than the others. That’s why we recommend taking

                                                    Our FREE CAT4 preparation resources

                                                    Do try our CAT4 test practice and parents guide to the CAT4.

                                                    How to maximize CAT4 skills learning in three easy steps

                                                    To get the best from your CAT4 test practice, we advise you to follow these CAT4 revision steps:

                                                      1. Firstly, review our detailed CAT 4 test samples to learn the CAT4 item / CAT4 section composition of an actual CAT4 assessment.
                                                      2. In reviewing our CAT4 sample questions, learn where your CAT4 learning is stalling. More specifically, which types of CAT4 question in which of the eight CAT4 sections you fin the most challenging. 
                                                      3. Over time, with continual CAT 4 practice, you will learn how to answer even the most difficult question types. 
                                                      • Why follow these your CAT4 test practice steps?

                                                      Why is such focussed CAT4 test practice necessary?

                                                      • To learn where they are going wrong and what to do differently.
                                                      • Keeping motivated.
                                                      • Mastering such difficulties will improve their self-efficacy.
                                                      •  If you are lucky then your child will start to love learning! Either way, this approach will help to create a growth mindset.

                                                      As a final stage, paying for a CAT4 assessment mock is an ideal way to establish how your child is to pass their actual CAT4 assessment.