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 Post subject: Question types for Lincs
PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 12:52 pm 
Hi,

My son did the practice tests at the grammar school yesterday. In the VR test he said there were some question types which are not covered in the NFER published papers nor in the IPS papers (inclding HIKNOS).

One consisted of fitting given letters into a 3x3 grid so that certain words were spelt out and a valid word was made in every direction. Another was a code type question but using both letters and numbers in the code (and no alphabet printed above to help).

He says the word grid was easy but he found the codes difficult and got half of them wrong.

Does anyone know of any published papers which include these types of question?

The NVR test appeared to follow the exact format of the published NFER NVR papers (standard format).

Sara


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 2:01 pm 
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Dear Sara

Surprised that no alphabet was given......Its something a child needs to be told...if no alphabet....write one out quickly.

The codes you describe are relatively easy....the numbers are the positions of the alphabet.eg C=3.....M=13.....T=20.

Sometimes its one number forward or backwards eg C=4 or 2....M=14 or 12.....T=21 or 19

So the word EXAMPLE could be written F24B13Q12F.....All letters have moved forward 1, All numbers are their position in the alphabet.

Any questions just ask

Patricia


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 9:15 pm 
Dear Patricia,

Thank you so much for your prompt and full reply. I shall get the Susan Daughtrey books to add to the collection!

Another thing which was a bit of a surprise was that there were 100 questions to answer in the VR paper not 85 as in the published tests. At least it was easy for him to tell me his percentage mark!!

I have found so many of your replies to others on this forum useful and interesting. It is a bit like having an on-line tutor. Thank you again for your generosity in giving of your time and expertise so freely.

Sara


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 9:26 pm 
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Dear Sara

Standard form VR tends to be 100 questions in 45/50 mins....multiple choice have less questions because time is needed to transcribe the answer from the question booklet to the answer sheet.

Good luck with the practice ...any questions just ask.

Patricia


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 7:19 am 
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Dear Sara and others

Out of interest...

Did the tests, include those extra types [ or others ], was an alphabet given, did it contain 100 questions???.....questions, questions, questions.....yes I am nosey.

Patricia


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 7:28 am 
Hello Patricia,

Yes to the 100 questions. Son is very vague about the rest but does think there was a word grid. There seemed to be quite a lot of mathsy ones including filling in missing numbers in sums, so it seems that Lincs is still drawing its questions from the full range of NFER questions. Perhaps someone whose child has a better memory can give a fuller answer!

Sara


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 3:15 pm 
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Dear Sara

Yes, filling in the missing numbers in sums is another one of those types that do not lend themselves to multiple choice, also having a lot of 'mathsy' questions .....saves the county using a further maths paper......not that you want anymore papers.

Patricia


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