Tigger-Its a lil late in the day for the test format to change isnt it?I hope!!!!!
Turtleglos-I know its very hard to get the balance right between setting themselves up for a fall,thinking they are the bees knees,when,quite clearly,the competition is sooooooo strong to them thinking they are'nt good enough
...especially,if,like me,you dont have the first clue-or know anyone who has/is doing the same.
Your son sounds like hes doing fine to me-my ds was getting @ 10 wrong @ a mth ago too..what papers are you using?we are doing Bright Sparks atm...have done the NFER ones too.
He has just (this past 3 weeks)started with a tutor in a group(as Ive just had another baby so not as much time to spend with him!)TBH..its been the best thing for hi-not in the sense of "teaching"him anything he hadnt already grasped,but that he can measure HIMSELF(very into that,my son)and it has made him happier...knowing where he stands.Also we are obviously benefiting from this guys experience about the whole system and where ds should (hopefully!)be.
Tutoring isnt necessary as ive found, even though i didnt have the first clue months ago,we've been muddling along fine-and seems ds has been "taught" well
!!!but its helped us all,if only for the above.
Gosh this is a whole rollercoaster!who knew last year(when I had NO thoughts of it)that we'd be looking round schools and talking scores with figures im not even sure i know how to interpret!lol!