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 Post subject: Age standardised?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 7:27 pm 
My daughter's teacher has told her she won't get extra marks as she is a September birthday. I thought this wasn't the case anymore -please put me out of my misery - do they take age into account?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 8:02 pm 
Age is not taken into account. It's mentioned somewhere else on the forum. Sorry, can't remember where.

Regards
K


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 8:08 pm 
Thanks Karen, the reason I ask is that I she seems a bit jumpy and tells me that the whole class 'seems odd' , guess it's not just the parents who are feeling it. Would rather the teacher hadn't said anything.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 8:27 pm 
For the teacher to say something like that to your daughter is appalling. Is the whole class waiting 11+ results? My son is also a September birthday. Fortunately, his teacher hasn't mentioned 11+ to him. But then, she wouldn't, as his school doesn't support 11+. There are only 4 children in his year who have taken the test (2 boys and 2 girls).
Best of luck.
K.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 8:51 pm 
Hi Karen, I think about a third have taken it and it seems the teacher happened along a discussion about school places between my daughter and two friends ( 1 taking 1 not),asked them which school they were hoping for and then told her to bear in mind that she needed 2% more than those who were 'in the younger cohort'. Does the teacher know something?do they have connections to one of the grammars - I believe so. So am I totally paranoid thinking the teacher knows and is 'softening the blow' or just ill-informed?


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 Post subject: age standardisation
PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:33 pm 
sleepless wrote:
Mike,

Essex 11+ for Chelmsford County High School for Girls, King Edward 6th Grammar School (Chelmsford boys), Southend High Schools for Girls/Boys,
Westcliff High Schools for Girls/Boys, Colchester County High School for Girls, Colchester Royal Grammar (boys) and the schools in Southend with a grammar school stream, will take place at the school above which the parents have chosen, on Saturday 26th November, am or pm according to school and surname.

Tests are:

English - 25% of marks (comprehension only)
Maths - 25% of marks
Verbal reasoning - 50% of marks

English and maths papers written by head of one of the grammars.
Verbal reasoning written by NFR but marked by Consortium markers.
No adjustment for age at all.


This was posted some considerable time ago and seems definite that age plays no part in marks achieved. If so, this will be good news for some and bad news for others - either way, I think Tess holds the answers for most of us...!? (I must read that book!)


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 Post subject: age standardisation
PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:38 pm 
OOPS! tried to lift a quote from another thread (without success) - I blame the shiraz.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:38 pm 
Oh, I'd forgotten about Tess! Still want to know why teacher made reference to age, any thoughts?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 10:01 pm 
I know someone who works in a secondary and they do know who is on the list but can't say although it's not impossible that the senior management team may discuss with close family who maybe connected to primary education, I'd hope not but is it human nature???


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