Introduction to GL Education Data

Online workshop with Matthew Savage, most recently Principal at the International Community School, Amman.

Introduction to GL Education data – three week online workshop

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 GL’s three main assessment tools - CAT4, the Progress Tests and PASS:

  • What each tool assesses and how it does so;
  • The student-level data provided and how this can inform learning and teaching;
  • How the data can be triangulated better to understand and meet student needs.

The course is designed to meet the needs of teachers either new to the international school sector, or new to the GL Education assessment suite. It is an ideal introduction to these assessment tools, and will enable teachers to hit the ground running when they join a school already using them.

Week 1:

  • CAT4: What is it and how does it work?
  • What is the main data it provides and how can this be used?
  • Forum discussion

Week 2:

  • Progress Tests: What are they and how do they work?
  • What is the main data they provide and how can this be used?
  • Forum discussion

Week 3:

  • PASS: What is it and how does it work?
  • What is the main data and how can this be used?
  • Forum discussion

Course Format

  • The course lasts three weeks and requires a commitment of up to five 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 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

There are no sessions currently scheduled for this online course. Please keep checking back to see dates when they are announced or click here to be put onto our advance notification list.


  • The charge for these workshops is £165 per delegate. Please note: due to popular demand, registrations are currently restricted to two delegates per school.
  • No current live dates - we'll update this page with dates in future. 

Matthew Savage in 2020

Using CAT4 data effectively – This workshop will support those wanting to improve their knowledge of the CAT4 test.

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

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.