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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 3:10 am 
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Was your score broken down into verbal ability, numerical and non verbal?

The bexley info says that your test results were weighted 50 % verbal ability, 25% numerical and 25 % non verbal.

Is this what happened?

Anyone know raw score info yet?

If you work through how the score weighting works you can perform really poorly in one of the three areas and still pass, so long as your very poor area is not vr. I am not sure how I feel about this.

How did it work in bexley with the old test? In kent you had to perform reasonably ok in all three areas to get a pass. You couldn't really flunk one.

It looks now as though for bexley and bucks you could take a gamble and ignore maths or nvr prep time and go overboard on vocabulary, jumbled sentences and comprehension.

Bucks and bexley grammars are soon going to contain all the glitterati literati of the Home Counties with dyscalculia and no ability to assemble flat pack furniture !


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:21 am 
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It was as you say Mystery. The total score was not broken down in any way. I'd love to know how my ds performed in each area.
He is a maths/nvr type, so I'm amazed he performed so well in his weaker area go vr.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:36 am 
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Well done. Lack of breakdown does not matter to you but for people appealing it could.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:40 am 
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I have spoken to my DCs school, and they were not given the break down.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:40 am 
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Completely with you on that one.
My ds bf missed by 2, they are wondering if an appeal is worthwhile.

I wonder if in those circumstances you get to find out your scores?


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:57 am 
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It will partly depend upon how they standardised it - if they weighted the raw scores and then standardised or as Bucks did standardised on each section and then weighted the standardised scores.

Bexley's weightings of 50%/25%/25% were actually more even than Bucks which were 50%/30%/20%, so even less importance given to NVR.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:02 am 
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Is either of those approaches the better one?


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