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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:48 am 
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Echoing everyone else really; the SATS my DD took last year where much, much harder than the ones my DS took 3 years previously. She hates reading, her spelling is dreadful and she (still) writes letters and numbers the wrong way around - basically she takes after me! She was given a 'low risk' of dyslexia when the school had her tested ...

Like you, I was really worried about her English SATS - she's fine with SPAG, loves a rule! However, she got exceeding in all areas last summer and we were very proud of her. Her writing wasn't at greater depth, but that was fine and expected given her spelling. She is now flying at secondary school and has a ridiculously high reading age! :lol:

So please don't worry about the SATS. Her place at the grammar will not be affected by the results. As Yoyo says, I'd be more concerned that the school is using the old NC levels ...

JD


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:50 am 
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kenyancowgirl wrote:
..and, it is not uncommon for children who have no specific learning difficulty to transpose letters too! Bottom line is, I would stop worrying about teh SATs.
Sorry KCG, couldn't help smiling at this. :D


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:55 am 
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Lol!! Proof positive that I know what I'm talking about!!! :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:56 am 
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To JamesDean,
What is "low risk" dyslexia?
Thanks


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:20 pm 
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It is the wording of the DST (British Physcological Society's Dyslexia Screening Test. The results are presented as stages of "at risk".


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:25 pm 
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It was many years ago, but from memory the score is scaled from 'no risk' to 'high risk'. DD's score was within the 'low risk' band. The Ed Psych then did another big test on her, which revealed her strengths and (one) weakness - reading. The school then put in multiple interventions to work on this and her confidence, and she herself worked very hard through KS2. Like I said, we were very proud of her SATs results :D

JD


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:26 pm 
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Crossed with Yoyo!


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:26 pm 
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Minniemooface wrote:
I know that when she goes to grammar school, that they make the children sit Midysis tests straight away. I have been told that these tests can show learning difficulties, if the results show large differentials between different subjects.


MidYis isn't used to diagnose learning difficulties:

http://www.cem.org/midyis

We trialled it many years ago but found it gave targets that were too low.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:01 pm 
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Interesting. Thanks for the clarification.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:24 pm 
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As others said last year's SATs were difficult, especially the Reading. There were cases of children who passed 11+ with high standardised scores coming out as "not secondary ready!"


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