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 Post subject: Negative Marking
PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:32 am 
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Hi,

Does anyone know if the tests are negatively marked? Am asking as since it's multiple choice, it makes sense to put an answer for everything even if it's a guess when time is running out.

Thanks in advance!


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 Post subject: Re: Negative Marking
PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:09 am 
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chr1s wrote:
Hi,

Does anyone know if the tests are negatively marked? Am asking as since it's multiple choice, it makes sense to put an answer for everything even if it's a guess when time is running out.

Thanks in advance!


No idea personally, in afraid, but what does is say on the familiarisation material / parent information on the website of the organisation organising the exam? None of the 11+ exams for state schools I have come across involve negative marking, but it is a very important issue, so I can't imagine that it would not say somewhere that it is employed, if it is.

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 Post subject: Re: Negative Marking
PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:13 am 
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CEM in Warwickshire is not negatively marked.

The only "test" recently that I have come across that is is the UKMT Challenge where I think section C is negatively marked.


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 Post subject: Re: Negative Marking
PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:03 pm 
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I've never heard of them negative marking, they definitely didn't when ds1 took the test and there is nothing on the schools websites to say they will.
I have told ds2 to fill in every question even with a guess! X


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 Post subject: Re: Negative Marking
PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:16 pm 
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CEM is not negatively marked nor is any other 11 plus test.

Students should be taught to always put an answer as with five options they have a 20% chance and with four a 25% chance.

" I didn't do that one" is something that no student sitting a multiple choice paper should be saying.

Fair enough for standard format if they have no idea but they should always mark an answer in multiple choice. DG


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 Post subject: Re: Negative Marking
PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:56 pm 
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Thanks all :)


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