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 Post subject: Kendrick Appeal.
PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 9:59 pm 
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The full test results for entry to Kendrick in past years (2012 - 2014) have been posted here:
http://trak.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2 ... -13-14.zip
These show (what everyone knows) that previously Kendrick set two NFER tests NVR and VR then took the average of these resulting in a final score recorded to a precision of half marks.

The full results for this year are here:
http://trak.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2 ... FIXED.xlsx

This shows the precision in the results has increased from 0.5 to 0.01. I won't argue that the CEM tests are incapable of measuring candidates to such accuracy because CEM themselves have already done this so very eloquently on page 36 of the report the Sutton Education Trust commissioned them to produce here:
http://www.suttontrust.com/wp-content/u ... tFinal.pdf
What irony but I guess that makes them game-keeper turned poacher?

I know Reading School have been getting away with this for decades to avoid bothering with the tie-breaker but my understanding is that if Kendrick wanted to make such a radical change to their admissions they should have carried out public consultation first.

It's a bit of a long shot but if anyone living near the school with a very borderline score that would round up rather than round down and was thinking of appealing I'd say that's cast iron grounds for appealing.


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 Post subject: Re: Kendrick Appeal.
PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 1:27 am 
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jamesberks wrote:
The full test results for entry to Kendrick in past years (2012 - 2014) have been posted here:
http://trak.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2 ... -13-14.zip
These show (what everyone knows) that previously Kendrick set two NFER tests NVR and VR then took the average of these resulting in a final score recorded to a precision of half marks.

The full results for this year are here:
http://trak.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2 ... FIXED.xlsx

This shows the precision in the results has increased from 0.5 to 0.01. I won't argue that the CEM tests are incapable of measuring candidates to such accuracy because CEM themselves have already done this so very eloquently on page 36 of the report the Sutton Education Trust commissioned them to produce here:
http://www.suttontrust.com/wp-content/u ... tFinal.pdf
What irony but I guess that makes them game-keeper turned poacher?

I know Reading School have been getting away with this for decades to avoid bothering with the tie-breaker but my understanding is that if Kendrick wanted to make such a radical change to their admissions they should have carried out public consultation first.

It's a bit of a long shot but if anyone living near the school with a very borderline score that would round up rather than round down and was thinking of appealing I'd say that's cast iron grounds for appealing.


I know nothing of education appeals.I am bamboozled by your science.Is your appeal based on lack of consultation?You may have a ground there but how has your daughter been prejudiced.I am not answering your problem just trying to understand, there are others better equipped to do that.

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 Post subject: Re: Kendrick Appeal.
PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 7:11 pm 
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Hi,
I'm not appealing as I don't have the pre-requisite daughter who applied to Kendrick. ;-) This was posted on the (very slender) off-chance that someone else may be in that position. I think anyone who'se appealed would have checked this forum out very carefully but are far less likely to be aware of the impact of the change that Kendrick made.

My issue is the main purpose of standardisation seems to be to keep the public ignorant.


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 Post subject: Re: Kendrick Appeal.
PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 7:30 pm 
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jamesberks wrote:
Hi,
I'm not appealing as I don't have the pre-requisite daughter who applied to Kendrick. ;-) This was posted on the (very slender) off-chance that someone else may be in that position. I think anyone who'se appealed would have checked this forum out very carefully but are far less likely to be aware of the impact of the change that Kendrick made.

My issue is the main purpose of standardisation seems to be to keep the public ignorant.


I thought the main purpose of standardisation was fairness.

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