Can you please advise (esp Etienne
on the following?
Just received an independent psychologist report and its findings in general are that my DS IQ scores are high average but not as high as what QE would expect, however his reading, spelling and maths are excellent (all 16+ years). I am wondering if I should submit this report and if it would help the appeal or not?
Here's a summary:
CAT scores (done at school) Already submitted as part of the appeal
Y5 116, 126, 130 (verbal, Non Verbal, Maths) average 123
Y6 112, 129, 126 (verbal, Non Verbal, Maths) average 121+
A) Mental ability tests using various (WISC-IV UK) tests:
108 Verbal Reasoning – 70th percentile
115 Perceptual Reasoning – 84th percentile
102 Working Memory – 55th percentile
121 Processing Speed – 92nd percentile
Average 115 – 84th percentile
B) Attainment (WIAT-II) tests:
118 Word Reading - 88th percentile - 16years plus reading age
128 Spelling - 97th percentile - 16 years plus spelling age
148 Numeric Operations - 99.9th percentile - 16 years plus numeric age - It's basically off the scale!
So his mental (IQ) scores aren't as high as you may require for entry into the top select schools (QE) however, his attainment scores are impressive – but on the flip side these could be seen as he tries very hard and has been taught well.
The psychologist said it's up to me to decide if the report should be submitted or not. Any thoughts, suggestions? Would you submit the reports findings as part of the appeal?
p.s. I must state that we have strong mitigating circumstances and reasons for why DS should attend this school, and that may be good enough with examples of his school work and CAT scores to succeed in the appeal.
The deadline for additional appeal information is the 8th May so quick responses appreciated.