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 Post subject: 2016 entry score distributionPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:36 am

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Sorry if this has been already posted but just stumbled across this which details score distribution:

http://www.buckscc.gov.uk/media/3521909/Score-Distribution-Chart-on-Publication-Day.pdf

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 Post subject: Re: 2016 entry score distributionPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 12:02 pm

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Thanks for posting Kittymum.

Just trying to get an idea of what a qualifying score of 121 really means in terms of what you have to achieve.

I see 192 is the highest score. what is the maximum possible for example for a young child. ..August born? Is it 200?

Also does anyone know what difference the age standardisation made last year in terms (between a youngest and oldest) in terms of STTS.

I'm guessing that the pass mark will be in the range of 60-70% depending on age and ability levels of applicants in that year. Am I way off?

Thanks

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 Post subject: Re: 2016 entry score distributionPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 12:04 pm

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Scores over 121 are irrelevant - we never post Transfer Test scores on the website.

Children are standardised against others the same age [by month] as themselves - it's possible for no difference in raw score needed if the average is the same across the age range.

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 Post subject: Re: 2016 entry score distributionPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 12:24 pm

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Agree totally with Guest55 re scores - just found the graph interesting from a Maths / stats perspective

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 Post subject: Re: 2016 entry score distributionPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 12:44 pm

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True - it is not a 'normal' Normal distribution as the mode is not the same as the mean.

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 Post subject: Re: 2016 entry score distributionPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 3:51 pm

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Also, it's much wider/fatter than you'd normally expect to see. I was under the impression that the standard deviation in most educational contexts was typically considered to be 15, but this looks more like 50.

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 Post subject: Re: 2016 entry score distributionPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:42 pm

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My eyes are failing me to do the real calculation, but by the quick look of the graph, it appears that more than 2500 children have got STTS of 121 or more. Are there that many number of seats in all the schools together?

And it also appears to me that more than 6000 or so children would have appeared when we sum up all the pupils from lowest to the highest score?

Is my understanding right - this surely equates to the very frequent statement about Bucks 'About 30% of the children usually get seat'.

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 Post subject: Re: 2016 entry score distributionPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:45 pm

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About 30% do qualify each year - that's how the '121' is set - it doesn't equate to the same raw score from year to year.

Not every child who qualifies will get a place - some don't even put a Bucks GS on their CAF and some just live too far away to get a place.

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