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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2016 3:11 pm 
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Does age standardisation apply to the music, sport etc tests or just academic?


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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2016 11:29 am 
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Three of my children did the music aptitude test in 2010, 2012 and 2014. Each time we were given a score out of 60, which seemed to be a raw score and not standardised.


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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2016 2:29 pm 
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3b1g wrote:
Three of my children did the music aptitude test in 2010, 2012 and 2014. Each time we were given a score out of 60, which seemed to be a raw score and not standardised.


If it is stated as being 'out of', e.g.'45 / 60', then it is definitely not a standardised score.

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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2016 4:50 pm 
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Thanks. I find it intriguing that the scores for one means of entry consider age yet the other means do not.


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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2016 7:30 pm 
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Strawberry123 wrote:
Thanks. I find it intriguing that the scores for one means of entry consider age yet the other means do not.


Two possible reasons:

1) standardisation needs a fairly large sample size, so there are enough children in each month to give a statistically meaningful standardised score.

2) academic marking in maths & VR is totally objective, whilst sport and music assessments will have a degree of subjectivity.

Maybe there are rules for the non-academic assessors to, subjectively, account for age.


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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2016 6:44 am 
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with the music they are looking for musical aptitude not ability ( there is a difference) and they use the same exam that many of the choir schools use for screening potential choristers at age 7-8! Your ability to hear the number of notes in a chord or the difference between 2 short runs of notes does not vary hugely with age and certainly not over a period of months between the age of 10 and 11, hence no need to standardise


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