hello , our son missed his bucks 11+ by 1 point - my question is is it worth asking for the paper to be marked again manually ? Do you know of many (or any cases !) where the computer marking has been wrong ?
I can't say it never happens, but it's thought to be exceptional.
If the computer had got it wrong and say manually an extra mark was found would this change the standardise score (are the standadised scores not in a range ?) - what i am thinking is i - f a raw score of say 69 is 120 then a raw score of 70 might not be 121 !! I have no idea how it all works !
I can't say, because we don't know how this particular standardisation was done. More generally, though, it's possible. The standardised marks for a particular raw score could in theory follow this sort of pattern:
month 1: 120
month 2: 120
month 3: 121
month 4: 121
month 5: 122
month 6: 123
month 7: 123
Can marks go down as well as up !!
In theory, yes, but I don't know whether the LA would follow through on this.
and finally would it go against us at the appeal.
Requesting a remark? No.