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 Post subject: confused again
PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 11:51 am 
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hi , as im so nervous for today...... just cant seem to keep myself busy . I had a question , i have heard in the past of children getting the full marks of 141, now does that mean they got evert single question right?


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 Post subject: Re: confused again
PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 11:58 am 
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No, not necessarily. 141 for an August born child might actually be somewhere around 95%. 141 is simply an artificial "cut-off point" beyond which the statistical process of standardising scores becomes less reliable. This post by WP illustrates the process well: viewtopic.php?f=18&t=13408&start=4

In Bucks the score is not relevant to the allocation of places and therefore all the kids scoring 141+ are lumped together, and the classic bell-shaped curve has an "Eiffel tower" at the end of it because of that. (In areas where score is used for allocations the numbers can go as high as 147/148).


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