CAT4 – 5 week online workshop

CAT4 – 5 week online workshop

Sunday 12 January, 09:00 - Saturday 06 June, 17:00

This online workshop is facilitated by Matthew Savage, Principal at The International Community School, Amman. Matthew has developed a worldwide expertise in the use and application of student-level data, and the GL assessment suite in particular, at schools and conferences across the globe. Either online or in person, hundreds of school leaders worldwide have worked with Matthew to ensure their school’s data has a palpable and positive impact on the learning and wellbeing of their students. 

 

What will the course cover?

The function and format of the CAT4 test and how to:

  • Schedule and administer the test effectively;
  • Collect, collate and share the data with teachers and other academic staff;
  • Interpret and analyse the data to inform admissions, learning and teaching;
  • Use the data to identify and meet a variety of different learning needs;
  • Share key learning about CAT4 with colleagues.

 

Week 1:

  • What is CAT4? An introduction.
  • Administering and sitting the CAT4
  • Forum discussion

Week 2:

  • Understanding your own CAT4 data
  • Key messages from the GL reports
  • Forum discussion

Week 3:

  • Admissions and Inclusion flags
  • Measuring Value Added
  • Forum discussion

Week 4:

  • The Verbal Deficit
  • Balancing the Language Car
  • Forum Discussion

Week 5:

  • The Maths Car and #mathanxiety
  • Assessment timelines and triangulation
  • Forum Discussion

 

How does it work?

  • The course lasts five weeks and requires a commitment of up to 5 hours per week, through an online portal.
  • Participants can schedule their activity at times that are convenient for them, but should aim to engage early each week to take maximum advantage of the group dialogue.
  • Participants should have a working knowledge of the CAT4, and have introduced, or be in the process of introducing it, in their schools.
  • Participants should be prepared to engage regularly throughout the course, including participation in forums and online tasks.
  • Forum discussion is at the centre of the course, and participants must be prepared to engage with and challenge others’ ideas, as well as defending and developing their own.
  • Your active contribution in all tasks and discussions is a pre-requisite of certification.

Event Details

We have sessions running on the dates below. Each workshop lasts five weeks and requires a commitment of up to 5 hours per week, through an online portal. Participants can schedule their activity at times that are convenient for them, but should aim to engage early each week to take maximum advantage of the group dialogue.

Sunday 12th January - Saturday 15th February

Sunday 1st March - Saturday 4th April

Sunday 3rd May - Saturday 6th June 

Registration

The charge for these workshops is £275 per delegate. Places are restricted to two delegates per school.

Fill in the form below to register.

Other workshops with Matthew Savage in 2020

Data Triangulation – this workshop provides practical guidance in how to develop a holistic approach to assessment throughout your school.

Introduction to GL Education data – this workshop is designed to meet the needs of teachers either new to the international school sector, or new to the GL assessment suite.

Using PT Series data effectively – this workshop will cover how to schedule and administer the PT Series tests effectively, as well as how to interpret and analyse the data to measure progress and improve outcomes.

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