Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT4) 英國認知能力測試

What is the CAT4?

The Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT4) is used by UK schools to assess pupils’ developed abilities and future academic potential.

Schools use a child’s performance in a CAT4 to judge progress over the academic year and to make decisions regarding setting and streaming according to ability. It is a way for a school to understand a pupil’s strengths and weaknesses and to personalise learning and adapt teaching.

The resulting data is used to identify a pupil’s strengths, weaknesses and learning preferences. Crucial information essential for personalised learning. The more a school knows about a pupil, the better it can position itself to enable pupils to maximise their individual potential.


學校使用學生在CAT4中的表現來判斷學年的進展情況,並根據能力進行決策。 這是學校了解學生的優點和缺點,個性化學習和適應教學的一種方式。

所得數據用於確定學生的優勢,弱點和學習偏好。 個性化學習至關重要的信息。 學校越多了解學生,越能為學生定位,使學生能夠最大限度地發揮自己的潛能。


CAT4 Test Format

The CAT4 is usually administered in four parts and consists of questions assessing:

  1. Verbal Reasoning (VR)
  2. Non Verbal Reasoning (NVR)
  3. Quantitative Reasoning (QR)
  4. Spatial Awareness (SA).

Questions are in multiple-choice format and there are five answers to choose from, labelled A-E.

The CAT4 takes around 2 hours and 15 minutes in total and 45 minutes per part.