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 Post subject: remarking of papers
PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 12:40 pm 
Can anone tell me how you would go about getting eleven plus papers remarked? Would you get any information about what might have gone wrong, eg. a whole section wrong for example, or do they just check the mark? Is there a time limit for submitting a request?

Thanks for any info,

DD


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 12:46 pm 
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Just contact Bucks County Council and ask them to do it. (I did it via email to Admissions I think) I had to pay £10, but can not remember if that was for the remark, or if it was to get the raw score which I did also.

They sent me a letter to advise remarking was correct, and also stated standardisation was correct.

Good Luck
Wiki


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 8:45 am 
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I am interested to know if you have asked for a remark.

My Headteacher seemed to think that county were not keen to remark papers and that they would not do it til after the appeals, does anyone know if he is correct?

He asked for a paper to be remarked last year but it was correctly marked, is there any stats to show how many remark requests were made last year and if any were found to have been marked incorrectly.

Also do the appeals panel get to know if you have asked for a remark?


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:13 am 
This doesn't apply to Bucks - but in another area - this year - Nine children had their papers incorrectly marked - two were told they failed when they had actually passed - (the other 7 had passed anyway). It was the LEA that spotted the error and phoned the parents to inform them... I only say because perhaps the LEA do a double check themselves anyway???


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:15 am 
The above is perhaps worded wrong - The papers themseleves weren't actually marked wrong BUT the standardisation scores were added up wrong...


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:55 am 
I am quite shocked reading this......thinking that your child had failed....due to an error


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:23 pm 
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I'm quite shocked too. As my son did not pass I've asked Admissions to give me my son's raw scores (mostly to make him feel better about how close he was to passing, unless, of course, he wasn't, in which case I won't let him know). I had no idea though that they may have gotten the standardization wrong. Is there any way I can find out what raw score equates to 121 for a September born child?


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 2:10 pm 
My son it too a Sept born. Do you contact the admissions dept at South Bucks council to find the raw score??


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:24 pm 
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Hi All

If you want the paper remarked, contact Admissions at Bucks County Council - as per Wiki's post.

I should mention that I have never heard of a Bucks paper proving to have been incorrectly marked. The papers are marked by an optical reader and the chances of an error are very slim indeed.

I would also be very shocked indeed if a company such as NFER were found to have errors in the standardisation process.

If you approach Bucks for a re-mark and your child's raw score, I would suggest not discussing it with your child until you have the result. You could take them from "missed by a bit" to "really flunked it badly", and that will just add salt to the wound.

Please also bear in mind that the raw score will not be of any use as evidence at an Appeal.

Sally-Anne


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:27 pm 
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Dear Sally-Anne

Two years ago mistakes were made in the standardisation of the late transfer tests, my tutored child gained another 4 marks!

Patricia


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