Hi I wonder if anyone can give me some advice regarding CAT test results in year 5. My niece is a bright spark, her reading is well above average and she can spell as well, if not better, than any adult. However when my brother and sister in law went to her open evening last night they were told that as she was only borderline they shouldn't be thinking of entering her for the 11 plus. She started private tuition lessons in July and her tutor was gobsmacked as my brother and his wife when they heard this. Surely the teacher cannot tell in year 5, how well a child will perform when the 11+ is more than a year away.
My poor little niece sobbed when she got home last night
and because she is an only child, my brother hasn't had any experience with tests and I would like to put his mind at rest. I Would really appreciate your views.