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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:08 pm 
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Hi

Can anyone explain the breakdown of scores, we were given three age standardised scores

Verbal
Mathematcial
Non-Verbal

What were these marks out of?
Thanks


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:14 pm 
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Standardised scores aren't out of anything, they are scores which have been standardised by age. This means that your child is only compared with others born in the same month. It is standardised so that approximately 33% achieve a score of 121+. This means that if a test is harder or easier, the same number still qualify.

There is an explanation [urlhttps://www.buckscc.gov.uk/services/education/school-admissions/grammar-schools-and-secondary-transfer-testing-2020-entry/marking-the-secondary-transfer-test/]here[/url] on the Bucks CC website and here on EPE.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:21 pm 
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Here is a link to Secondary Transfer Test data on TBGS website.
https://www.thebucksgrammarschools.org/test-data


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:53 pm 
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Were the three scores for a Bucks test? Asking as we were just given a single overall score.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:09 pm 
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greengekho wrote:
Were the three scores for a Bucks test? Asking as we were just given a single overall score.

Yes, there is an explanation of how STTS is worked out included in the letter.
Step 1: separate age stadardised scores for verbal, mathematical and non-verbal skills.
Step 2: weighted age stadardised scores (verbal 50%, maths 25%, NVR 25%)
Step 3: sum of the three weighted standardised scores (STTS is rounded down to a whole number).


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:36 pm 
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Yes, it’s on the reverse of the letter we got


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:18 pm 
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***GASP!***
Blow me - so there is! Gonna go and find older son's letter from two years ago now and look at his too - didn't even know those scores were there!


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