I think there is a little confusion over the numebr of question types. As we know there are only 15 question types in the NFER practice papers, the reference to crossover with 21 question types is not therefore relevant.
Perhaps I didn't make my self clear, trying to make the point of crossovers on 21 types, therefore crossovers in 15 types.
The A type questions that you have not referred to would have to appear on two papers for a crossover to occur.
Yes, I agree that A needs to be seen twice.
Normally we would recommend completing test papers in pairs to get full coverage of the question types. However, when analysing paper 1 and 2 and papers 3 and 4 there is not a full set of 15 questions covered. The student would have to complete all four papers to get full question type coverage.
Yes, over 2 papers all 15/21 should be seen, including some crossovers, although each set of 2 should be varied ie not the same questions types in A C E G etc or B D F H etc. The crossovers should also vary per set of 2.
For those who are interested.....On looking through my personal set of NFER, types are as follows.
Type A = Test A [should be in C or D too]
Type B = Test ABCD
Type C = Test B and C [therefore 1 in AB and 1 in CD which is OK]
Type D = Test ABCD
Type E = Test ABCD
Type F = Test ABCD
Type G = Test ABCD
Type J = Test ABCD [not 3 as you thought]
Type L = Test AB [ one of these should be C or D]
Type M = test ABCD
Type P = Test ABCD
Type Q = Test ACD [therefore 1 in AB and 2 in CD ....which is OK]
Type R = Test BCD [therefore 1 in AB and 2 in CD]
Type U = Test ACD [ therefore 1 in AB and 2 in CD]
Type Z = TEST ABCD [as one would expect!]
Therefore over A and B there is a set of 14 questions [A is missing]
Over C and D there is a set of 14 questions [ L is missing]
While these tests are being completed as homework, I would teach HIKNOS with out a doubt, but would also over the period include a selection other types [ invariably ALL types] The good ' thing' is that by the time I administer these tests, the child is well practiced in ALL types, so its just a brushing up....
What I don´t understand is; if NFER are moving more towards the 21 question type format why they have not published practice papers to reflect this change.
Agree, as I stated in my post above, prefable to have some new NFER tests on the market, meanwhile we make the best of what we have....
Ps, MIke you have mail....