Using Assessment Data to Maximise Student Potential - South Asia Seminar Series

29th February - 12th March 2024

08:30am - 02:30pm

This seminar series aims to offer international schools with an insight into how assessment data can support teaching and learning, as well as student wellbeing, by introducing case studies of best practice from leading international schools across India and Sri Lanka.

During the half-day seminars, we will delve into student cognitive ability and using this data to establish an accurate baseline for all student with CAT4 (The Cognitive Abilities Test). This will be followed by looking at a reliable and regular measure of students’ reading and comprehension skills with NGRT (The New Group Reading Test).

When data is understood and used effectively, it provides a complete understanding of all students’ contexts and needs. Attendees will learn about how they can use both attainment and ability assessments to identify gaps in learning and potential barriers prohibiting students from reaching their full potential.

The seminars will look at GL’s core assessments and cover:

  • How to measure progress of the students
  • How to identify specific students for either extra support or high achievers.
  • Discussing next steps after gathering data on your students.

Venue and logistics

The seminars are scheduled to be held in Delhi (Noida), Mumbai, and Colombo. 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.

Date and location options

Delhi (Noida) - Thursday 29th February 2024, 08:30 - 14:30 (Delhi registrations are now closed)

Bangalore - Tuesday 5th March 2024, 08:30 - 14:30 (Bangalore registrations are now closed)

Mumbai - Thursday 7th March 2024, 08:30 - 14:30 (Mumbai registrations are now closed)

Colombo - Tuesday 12th March 2024, 08:30 - 14:30

About the presenters

Mark Jones

Mark is an experienced educator and school leader with almost 10 years as an International School Headteacher. Prior to this, he taught Science and Physical Education up to IB and A Level for fifteen years. He has a wealth of educational expertise drawn from a wide variety of schools offering diverse curriculums across countries including Malaysia, Seychelles, Kuwait, Switzerland, New Zealand and the UK.  

Recently Mark relocated back to Cornwall, UK with his family and undertook a Master’s degree in Business Administration with the University of Essex. His studies have focused on fundamental business principles such as leadership, strategy, innovation, sustainability and how these can be applied to educational contexts and international schools in particular.

Mark is currently an International Consultant at GL Education. He works with many of the largest school groups in the world, helping senior leaders understand their data across multiple schools and providing bespoke training to ensure the effective use of assessment tools. Throughout his career, Mark has been passionate about fostering collaboration and sharing best practice in data-rich learning environments, empowering schools to unleash the full potential of their staff as well as their students.

Peter Tate

Peter is a highly experienced teacher and leader, having worked in a variety of schools within the UK over a twelve-year career. He has a wealth of experience in the education sector having worked at some the best schools in the country, within the private and state sector. He has a background as a secondary science teacher, specialising in chemistry, and has had a variety of leadership roles across curriculum, teaching and learning in both London and Oxfordshire.

Peter lives with his partner and little girl in the Cotswolds, having relocated from South London in 2020. Peter has a degree in Chemistry from the University of Liverpool and has worked throughout his career on developing the best practice to enable the highest outcomes from all students. He now applies this approach to working with schools at GL Education. While teaching Peter led several large teams and specialised in curriculum development, assessment and use of new technologies in the classroom.

Peter is currently an International Consultant at GL Education. He works with many schools around the world, establishing excellent relationships and enabling them to use GL’s assessment tools effectively. He provides bespoke support for different settings to ensure data is used and understood on an internal and cross-school level. Peter is passionate about enabling teachers to work collaboratively and expertly, without sacrificing wellbeing. He believes that with the use of GL assessment tools schools can maximise output whilst protecting teachers’ work-life balance.

Dates & Locations
Date and time
29 February 2024 08:30 - 12 March 2024 14:30
Event type

South Asia - Various locations