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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:22 pm 
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new to forum, daughter vr score 111, on 11+ appealing with extentuating circumstances. in bucks. old vr scores school took in years 3, 4, & 5 are 102, 119, and 118 KS1 3, 3, 2a writing, 3 maths, science. she recieved a 1:1 from ht predidicted ks2 math 5 english 5. however in head report expected prediction 5a in english report. what are our chances with a low vr score. thank you homemaker extenturating circumstances confidential


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:36 pm 
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Hi homemaker

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daughter vr score 111

Was it two scores of 111, and if not, what was the other score?

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old vr scores school took in years 3, 4, & 5 are 102, 119, and 118

They are a little on the low side, although the last two are higher than her Bucks score, so that may help a little, even though the two tests do not compare directly. Do you have scores for non-verbal and quantitative reasoning as well? Has the school tested her spelling and reading ages?

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she recieved a 1:1 from ht

Which is good as long as the the recommendations were accurate overall.

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predicted ks2 math 5 english 5. however in head report expected prediction 5a in english report.

Good.
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what are our chances with a low vr score

Statistically not very good, I'm afraid - you can view past success rates here around viewtopic.php?f=12&t=17816.
However, if you have really compelling academic evidence a panel might take the view that the result is not a reflection of her true ability. You need to unearth every scrap of proof of high ability that you can.
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extenturating circumstances confidential

There is a facility for sharing confidential information if, if you wish to use it:
viewtopic.php?f=35&t=9907

Sally-Anne


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 5:54 pm 
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thank you for your reply,
on the ht summary QCA reading 5c, writing, 4a, maths 5c. and as for her reading she has always been a year1/2 to 2 years above her age i can get that from school. her year 5 teacher stated that her tests results are not a true reflection of her abilities. this is noted on her math report card. is the qca tests sufficient
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 6:23 pm 
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her reading she has always been a year1/2 to 2 years above her age

That's what I was after - a panel would look for her reading age to be around 2 years above her chronological age.

The tests are probably NFER, and the Head needs to confirm the results in writing.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 6:37 pm 
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we have emailed our extenuating circumstances. look forward to your reply. this is all new, so thank you for your patience.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 6:57 pm 
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Hi homemaker

At first sight the extenuating circumstances look reasonably strong, but it would be useful if you could add some dates to allow us to judge more fully, so please drop us another quick line. Obviously the closer to the tests everything happened, the stronger the evidence will be.

Do both children attend the same school?

Has the Head confirmed in writing that your daughter's school work or approach to school was affected specifically at the time of the tests?

Sally-Anne


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 8:01 pm 
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dear sally anne,
we have emailed addtional infomation. thank you for your reply.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 8:48 pm 
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Thanks, homemaker.

I think a panel will find the extenuating circumstances in the immediate family credible because they occurred at the time of the tests and you have written evidence from the relevant authorities.

I am not so sure about the secondary issue, and unless you can show that it really had a definite impact on your daughter, you might consider leaving it out. There is a risk that if you throw too many extenuating circumstances at the panel, they start to look like excuses rather than reasons. It could devalue the really immediate reasons for your daughter's under-performance in the tests.

I hope that helps.

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