I have spoken to her headteacher who is prepared to support her at review and has given her a rating of 2:1.
Ought to be all right, but it depends what the head's recommendations look like as a whole. If the school was generally over-optimistic, the 2's start to look like 3's, but if the school was too strict, the 2's can look more like 1's!
End of Yr 5 Sats levels Reading 5C Writing 4B Maths 5C
Current reading age 14 yr 6 months Spelling age 11 yrs 10 months.
Spelling age probably doesn't matter. Reading age very good.
I took her to see an EP yesterday and have just received the report. Will these figures support our case
Verbal comp 112 79th percentile High Average
Perceptual reasoning 123 94th percentile superior
Working memory 104 61st percentile average
Processing speed 100 50th percentile average
General ability index 121 92nd percentile superior.
Verbal comprehension is lower than I would like to see.
Ideally one would like to see percentiles in the 90s for VCI and PR.
Interesting that the educational psychologist gives the GAI rather than FSIQ (full scale IQ).
GAI provides a score that is less sensitive to the influence of working memory and processing speed. It presents the overall result more favourably in your case, so I would take advantage of that and print the final line in bold type!
It is also worth mentioning there were a number of incidents during the test which proved distracting with one child having to leave to receive first aid treatment and some loud sobbing! County were advised of these disturbances after the test.
It's worth a very brief mention, but disturbances such as these during the test are not uncommon, and may not be given much weight.
You could mention as an extenuating circumstance that your daughter has been disadvantaged by working memory and processing speed.
Has the educational psychologist made any suggestions how they could be improved?
If so, you could then put a positive 'spin' on the situation - "Now that the problem has been diagnosed, the educational psychologist has been able to recommend strategies that will help in achieving even higher results in future .........