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CAT4 Test Training Videos

Welcome to our CAT4 Practice Tests and CAT 4 training videos.

Here is School Entrance Tests‘s CAT4 practice tests:

bookPREMIUM CAT4 practice papers schoolBUY VIDEO or MARK GUIDES

In summary, the above CAT4 premium practice papers offer you comprehensive and accurate practice materials. Each of these CAT4 levels practice will effectively prepare your child for the CAT4 exam.

Five CAT4 Practice Papers at each Level A to G

Each of these levels include:

  • Full-length CAT4 simulations
  • CAT4 quizzes.
  • Detailed CAT4 question explanations, and
  • CAT4 study guides.

Firstly, 9+ CAT4 LEVEL A PRACTICE and 10+ CAT4 LEVEL B.

Secondly, 11+ CAT4 Level C PRACTICE ; 12+ CAT4 Level D PRACTICE and 13+ CAT4 Level E practice.

And then for 14-15 year-olds CAT4 Level F Practice Test 1 to Practice Test Paper 5.

Finally, 16+ / 17+ CAT4 Level G Practice Test.

Our FREE CAT4 preparation resources

Explaining CAT4 Percentile Scores and what does a low CAT4 score mean?

How can I pass CAT4? CAT4 Scoring explained together with what is in a CAT4 Report.

Planning your CAT4 test practice step-by-step

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  1. Establish How to interprete a CAT 4 results report.
  2. Learn what the different CAT 4 sections look like.
  3. 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.

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.

The education publisher, GL Education’s CAT4 YouTube videos are worth selectively reviewing. As are School Enrtance Tests CAT 4 videos below:

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.

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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?


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

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