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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:54 pm 
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Can anyone help...as far that I know the school allocation is done on the test scores. Does anyone know if they do give raw score the same importance when it comes to OOC. If I based myself on raw score ds didn't do that well.however due to his age I guess (June born) he got very good test score.how does this affect the school allocation.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:17 pm 
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As far as I know, its done on the standardised test score (ie. out of 420). Actual allocations are done according to the individual school admission policies.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:20 pm 
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I don't know if the secondary schools even get the raw scores, do they? AFAIK it is all done on standardised scores. If it was on raw scores then that would obviate the need for standardised scores.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:26 pm 
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I don;t know but why go to the trouble of standardising the scores if they are not going to use them in that format?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:27 pm 
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I'm with you, i've only ever heard of schools using standardised scores.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:12 pm 
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I agree.

What is the point of standardising the score if they later look at raw score to allocate places.
There will be number of children with the same standardised score but with different raw score. It might not sound fair but once all the children has been standardised, they should be on equal ground and not treated differently based on raw scores :o


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:59 pm 
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Kj21 wrote:
I agree.

What is the point of standardising the score if they later look at raw score to allocate places.
There will be number of children with the same standardised score but with different raw score. It might not sound fair but once all the children has been standardised, they should be on equal ground and not treated differently based on raw scores :o


Have difficulty in understanding what this thread is about. Only standardised scores are used in Kent, and they are only really of significance for the few schools that allocate on score rather than distance. Surprised at the comment suggesting DS has a good test (standardised?) score and poor raw score. As far as I am aware, the standardising is only worth a few marks. You are not trying to convert a standardised score out of 140 to a percentage are you?


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 1:39 pm 
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You need to read the school admission policy carefully to see exactly how places are allocated based on score. Some superselectives select by score, but let's say there are 180 places, and several children tie 180th with the same standardised score, then distance is used. Read the policy carefully. It wouldn't make mathematical sense to do a mish-mash of raw score and standardised score, because this would then disadvantage the younger ones if you reverted to raw score for the "tie-breaker".


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