The results provide a snapshot of where each pupil is, gives us a measurement of progress over time and automatically takes care of the moderation and standardisation we require. It promotes the sharing of best practice across the Trust.Academy Transformation Trust
GL Assessment provide Trusts with a range of nationally standardised ability and attainment assessments for consistency and comparability leading to no surprises. Whether your Trust is big or small, starting out or well-established, your Trust can benefit from central purchase savings through our assessments of ability, attainment and barriers to learning.
With over 35 years sector experience we can also provide a great deal of support and information to assist Trusts; from SSIF bid writing, through our MAT guides for ‘Getting started’ and ‘Growing pains’ to specific reports and assessment solutions that allow cross academy comparisons. Many of our assessments have been used in educational research papers supported through the Education Endowment Foundation and many other leading academic institutions.
When you sign up to working with GL Assessment there is a great deal of information and support available
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SSIF is open to teaching schools, multi academy trusts and local authorities to support building a school-led system. Applications must be supported by evidence that demonstrates why the proposed improvement approach is expected to drive up standards in schools. The £140 million fund supports a broad range of school improvement activities including, but not limited to, improving leadership, governance, teaching methods and approaches, and financial health and efficiency. You can see more details on the DfE website.
GL Assessment has already supported several SSIF bid projects, as a key partner in measuring impact and effectiveness. Contact us to learn more about the work we are already doing to support these projects, and how we can help with your application to this new funding stream.
Due Diligence offers a critical appraisal of key information about an academy before a formal partnership is formed. One of the essential elements of the process is understanding the achievement levels of students and gaining an overview of attitudes towards attendance, attainment and the progress of students within the academy.
Our new Due Diligence Digital Assessment Solution provides Trusts and academies with a snapshot of a standard reading age and attitudes to learning within an hour. The Solution includes our digital assessments; New Group Reading Test (NGRT) and Pupil Attitudes to Self and School (PASS) survey.
Cross Academy Trust report enables a Trust to compare the assessment results of all academies within a Trust. With this information, you can:
As MATs grow, so do the potential headaches. We’ve enlisted the help of a number of MATs to share their experiences of assessment across their small and growing Trusts.
Whatever their size, Multi-Academy Trusts all experience growing pains as they take on more schools. We asked a number of MAT CEOs and Directors of Education where their main difficulties lie, and common themes were accountability, recruiting and retaining the best staff, speaking a common language of assessment and the challenges of building a strong capacity for growth.
As encapsulated by the Simple View of Reading, skilled reading involves the ability to read words accurately and efficiently and the ability to understand language.
GL Assessment has today published a termly, standardised spelling test which is designed to help teachers measure their pupils’ spelling skills against a national benchmark. The first digital, adaptive spelling test of its kind, the New Group Spelling Test is designed for pupils aged 6 – 14 years and is suitable for use on a PC or tablet.
Tens of thousands of highly able children are failing to get good science GCSEs because their innate talents are masked by poor verbal reasoning skills
Our guest editor Tom Guy on why decisions need to be informed by reliable, objective evidence
With a high number of EAL and SEN learners, North Walsall Primary Academy is helping to break down language barriers and identify additional needs