I haven't been here for a while. Our son's appeal is next week and we have been trying to get some information about his raw scores from Pate's. The addmissions officer has not returned my husbands calls nor answered his request by email or post. This information will help us to determine what his standardised score would most likely have been, had he been given a fair crack at the whip. Is this information something we are entitled to (Capers? Etienne?) If so, does anyone know what we can do, as time is running out.
Thanks in advance.
Were you not given the standardised score when you had the results in Novemeber - 'indicitive score' I think it was called? I can't quite remember what we received in each letter. Certainly you should have access to this information, and if it doesn't get presented to you before the appeal, you can ask for a short adjournment to examine the info on the day.
The appeals I've recently been looking at (not Pates) have the raw and standardised scores for both tests sent out by the clerk for the appeals. All that tells us is if the child reached the pass mark or not, and how close they were. If they're a long way off, then there would have to be very very strong arguments presented.
While I've known parents argue that standardisation is unfair, on the whole it is fair (as most people here will agree). It could be argued that a child born on 1st May has a very, very small advantage over one born on 30th May (within the same month), but other than that, it's all even. The only exception tends to be for (very) premature babies, where the actual birth date is different from the maturity.