This powerful combination of tools will help you to measure reasoning skills, monitor progress in core subjects year on year, and identify barriers to learning. Results are set against national benchmarks, all standardised on impressive numbers of pupils, which are nationally representative.
The assessments cover ability, attainment in core subjects, reading, spelling, dyslexia, dyscalculia and pupil attitudes:
Tailored, easy to access reports enable you to share results with different audiences, including inspectors and parents.
It’s statistically robust, with national benchmarks for all assessments based on impressive pupil numbers. The PT Series (for example) was standardised against a UK sample of over 100,000 pupils, with benchmarks verified every year based on analysis from half a million pupils. PASS was standardised on 600,000 children.
CDS offers great value for money – it will save you over 60% on the cost of the individual assessments within the package.
Assesses pupils’ abilities, continuously compares it with their attainment, tracks progress year after year, and uncovers barriers to learning. It highlights pupils who can be challenged further to achieve their maximum potential.
You can use as many of the assessments within the package as you wish and when you wish. All assessments are digital except Progress Test Series in YR and Y1, where paper tests are deemed more appropriate.
Assessments can be taken annually, bi-annually or, at most, termly, ensuring testing is both timely and manageable. Easy to access reports matched to the needs of groups, individuals and parents are available for each assessment.
The assessments within CDS are widely used in primary and secondary schools. For example, over three quarters of a million pupils take CAT4 each year.