Exploring the link between ability and literacy benchmarks to support curriculum access

This seminar is designed for schools in Abu Dhabi who are interested in learning about our CAT4 and NGRT assessments.  By understanding students' cognitive ability and reading proficiency, we will explore how a structured programme of standardised and benchmarked assessments can support schools to take a proactive approach to personalised learning strategies, targeted interventions and data-driven decisions.

Please note that 2 sessions are available. Both sessions cover the same content:

Morning session: 09:00 - 12:15

Afternoon session: 13:00 - 16:15

This seminar will cover:

  • An introduction to ability data (CAT4)
  • The impact of ability data on target setting
  • An introduction to our adaptive reading test (NGRT)
  • The importance of literacy skills in accessing the whole curriculum
  • The benefits of a “whole student view” to assessment.

What will you learn?

  • Exploring how ability (CAT4) and literacy (NGRT) data can support teaching and learning
  • The importance of using ability data to provide context and understanding to attainment data
  • Understanding how to use ability & literacy data to set appropriate targets.

What will you take away?

  • A template assessment timeline
  • An assessment practice review framework

Venue and logistics

The seminar is being held in a venue located in Abu Dhabi. The full address will be confirmed to registered delegates.

There is no charge to attend the seminar, but due to capacity restrictions we will initially be restricting registrations to two delegates per school. Additional requests will be added to a waiting list in case of cancellations or unexpected spaces.

About the presenter:

Samina Al Balooshi is an accomplished educator with over 15 years of experience. She has a passion for education, promoting students’ independence, learning and development. Samina has developed a deep understanding of the unique needs of young learners and believes that every child deserves a strong foundation in education. She’s been praised by GEMS Inspection as being a role model teacher and has won multiple awards. Ultimately, she is committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment where children can explore, learn, and grow.

Dates & Locations
Date and time
06 November 2023 09:00 - 16:15
Event type

Abu Dhabi, UAE