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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 7:01 am 
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There are several posts on the Facebook page of one of the tuition centers regarding some of the letters that have been sent.

It appears to be a typo or mail merge issue with the Extended Writing score being a repeat of the Verbal Reasoning score instead of the actual EW score and that the total score received by email and on the letter is the correct one, but no-ones know for sure because obviously the office is closed until Monday.

To check if you are affected:

Firstly: are the VR and EW scores the same

Secondly: add up 1 x VR + 2 x Maths + 2 x EW - if you are affected then this will be different to the total score.

There are dozens of parents understandably getting quite upset about this on FB!

For some people total score and calculated score are both either under the pass mark or over it so apart from the letter being incorrect it doesn't change anything.

There are some though whose total or calculated is over while the other is under - so right now it is unknown whether their DCs have passed or not!

Awful situation.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 11:59 am 
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This is what Medway student services have to say on their facebook page

MEDWAY TEST: We understand some parents have concerns about their child's Medway Test results. We will be looking into this first thing tomorrow morning and will contact parents accordingly. Parents who would like to speak to the school admissions team can call 01634 333333 from 12 noon tomorrow (Monday, 3 October).


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 12:20 pm 
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There has been an official response from Medway and it is as I had assumed. The total score is correct and the EW score is incorrect:

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Medway Council says the total score and assessment published in Medway Test result letters are correct for all candidates.
It comes after concerns from some parents that some may have been sent the wrong scores.
A Medway Council spokesman said: "The total score and assessment outcomes published in Medway Test result letters is correct for all candidates, despite a publication error which led to the wrong extended writing score being printed in the letters to non-selective (non-grammar) pupils.
"We worked as a matter of urgency to look into the Medway Test results after a figure was incorrectly published on non-selective (non-grammar) result letters. While individual scores published for maths, verbal reasoning and extended writing papers did not add up to the total score, the total score stated and the assessment outcome in the results letter is correct.
"We have thoroughly rechecked the results and we will be re-issuing result letters today to those families affected with the correct figures, but this will not impact the total score or the assessment outcome for pupils.
"The deadline for review requests has been extended to 10am on Monday 10 October, to give parents more time to prepare in acknowledgement of any uncertainty this has caused over the weekend.
"We are sorry for the concern and confusion this may have caused parents at what is a very important time in their child's education.
"Parents who would like further clarification on their child’s results can contact their school directly."


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