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PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:31 pm 
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I thought it might be useful to start a thread about raw scores if people are happy to share? I found last year's thread very helpful in trying to get a sense of what scores my boys ought to be aiming for on practice tests. I emailed KCC on Friday evening so am waiting to hear back - will post when I've got the info.

The format from last year's thread was something like:

Age of child on test day:
Raw Score English: /25 Standardised /141
Maths /25 /141
Reasoning /80 /141


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:35 am 
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Happy to join in and help:

Age of child on test day: 10 years 7 months
Raw Score English: 15/25 Standardised 109/141
Maths 18/25 Standardised 123/141
Reasoning 48/80 Standardised 119/141


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:50 am 
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I also found this enormously helpful.

Age 10 years, 9 months

English - 18 - 118
Maths - 16 - 119
Reasoning - 47 - 119

Total - 355

Totally happy with our sons mark but I have to say he scored a LOT lower on the maths and reasoning than he had done in practice/mocks before the test.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:56 am 
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Age 10 years, 0 months

Twin 1
English - 16/25 - 115
Maths - 19/25 - 128
Reasoning - 45/80 - 119

Total - 362

Twin 2
English - 14/25 - 109
Maths - 15/25 - 119
Reasoning - 34/80 - 107

Total - 335

I know Twin 2 missed out a section of the English test but the reasoning really is skin of the teeth territory. Not sure what happened there as they both said that the test was easier than the practice tests they'd done. Oh well.

What I really don't understand is the big difference between standardised scores for similar marks / 25 for Maths and English. So 15/25 works out as 119 for maths but 14/25 only works out as 109 for English - massive difference! Seem to remember it was a similar story last year. A couple of their classmates failed to reach 106 on the English test, having easily passed the other papers. If I had one bit of advice to give anyone for next year, it would be to REALLY focus on the English paper.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:02 pm 
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It's not difficult to explain - it just means that the maths paper was a bit harder than the English paper, so fewer people got high raw scores in maths. Therefore a child can get a higher standardised score with what seems like a low raw score, because everyone else's raw score is lower still.

Remember that standardisation shows where your child comes in the cohort. So for an easier paper you need to get higher raw scores to be in the top third (say) than for a harder paper.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:09 pm 
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Ah, that makes sense! I was assuming that the exams would all be equally hard but yes, I suppose it must depend on how teh raw scores look for each one. Thanks!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:52 pm 
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Age 10 years 10 months

English -21/25 = 129
Maths - 22/25 = 133
Reasoning 57/80 = 126

Overall score 388


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:06 pm 
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Hi- posting my DD’s results-
Age 10 years 1 month
English 13/25 106 (!)
Maths 20/25 130
Reasoning 49/80 122
Total 358 ( in county so just needing a pass )
English was lower than expected and very close so huge relief!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:26 pm 
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DD's results

Aged 10 years and 10 months

English = 20/26 124
Maths = 16/25 119
Reasoning = 70/80 141

Total = 384


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:27 pm 
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I could be wrong but I'm sure my DD said there were 26 questions this year in English. Anyone else know?


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