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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 8:48 pm 
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Do September children usually get low standardised scores ?
PS my DS did pass but with a lower standardised score than ecpected..


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 Post subject: Re: Scores
PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 8:56 pm 
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Standardised scores are explained here:

http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/advice ... xplanation

But generally the age of the child is taken into consideration when they sit the tests..For example a september child may need 77% for a 115 standardised score in comparison to 72% needed for an August child.

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 Post subject: Re: Scores
PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 9:23 pm 
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Relax - he qualified. Many did not and a score of 121 or more is irrelevant. It would be much better if Bucks only said "qualified" for scores of 121 or over. Your DS will only have been compared to other September born children.


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 Post subject: Re: Scores
PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 9:27 pm 
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In my experience the score tells you nothing about how well they will do at GS - I agree with scary mum that it would be better if Bucks just said 'qualified for a GS'.


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 Post subject: Re: Scores
PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 9:36 pm 
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And preferably in an envelope that is sufficiently thick that children can't hold it up to the light and see their results through it the moment they are handed it. :evil:


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 Post subject: Re: Scores
PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 9:41 pm 
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Ours were given out a few feet from where the mums were standing so no chance of that!!


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 Post subject: Re: Scores
PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 9:55 pm 
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I guess that's another economy Bucks CC have made .. cheap envelopes!

They could e-mail them out at 4pm - this would ensure they were received when children had left the school premises and save the cost of the 'envelope' (or tissue paper as it has been renamed).


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 Post subject: Re: Scores
PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 10:52 pm 
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Guest55 wrote:
I guess that's another economy Bucks CC have made .. cheap envelopes!

They could e-mail them out at 4pm - this would ensure they were received when children had left the school premises and save the cost of the 'envelope' (or tissue paper as it has been renamed).


Agreed - in these cash-strapped times, they could save the cost of postage almost entirely by e-mailing or texting the results for those who request it! I know of one OOC parent who assumed this was what happened anyway and spent all of yesterday morning checking her e-mails. Using snail-mail these days seems so antiquated.

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 Post subject: Re: Scores
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 1:36 pm 
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crunchie where will your DD go? We were in your position 3 years ago but things have worked out better than we could have hoped. More details if you want them


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 Post subject: Re: Scores
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 1:38 pm 
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Oh, crunchie, how horrid for you and DD. As I said above, ours didn't really get the opportunity and we all grabbed them (DCs and envelopes) and made a speedy exit. Although i have to say, even if DS had seen through the envelope, I'm not sure he would have been able to interpret it all.


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