if a younger child gets that question wrong, they can earn a point from it
Thinking about it some more, that just can't be right. Quite apart from the fact that notthing I've ever read about standardisation even hints at that, or the fact that it would be very hard to apply objectively, how can you earn a mark of a wrong
answer? Furthermore, such a system would penalise the young child who got such a question right
, in that they would get the same as an equally young child who got it wrong.
I reckon the person who told you this is the one who got it wrong.