The CATs Step service has been developed by a team of leading specialists with decades of experience in language learning and assessment, measurement, educational technology and test delivery.

CATs Step is funded by a charitable trust based in Cambridge, UK, which supports education, economic, environmental and community development projects.

The principal vision is not for profit. After investment in product development, all surpluses are used for charitable causes, such as giving free CATs Step access and university scholarships to deprived communities.