Have been unashamedly picking various members brains whilst putting together review for DD2 - but here I have a question for all who have been through the process or who have opinions on such things!
DD scored 117(.47), split 125VR, 112Quant, 104NVR.
Relevant marks were lost on the NVR - shame as that's usually her strongest subject with very high CAT scores past 2 years.
Here's the thing though - have just picked up all her scores from the head - and there are a lot (private school - they do loads of assessments and keep good records), but, what they have now done is translated their marks into SAT levels (which they don't formally do at school - they set their own exams) - and which has resulted in some less pretty scores on the sheet! Especially in English and most especially in spelling. Now she had a year at her state primary school - in year 2 - where essentially the whole class fell a year behind in spelling!! and we did not find out until well into Y3. She has never completely caught up due to this bad year. We have also had a year of sub-optimal English teaching at her current school - which was not mentioned until parents evening at the end of Year 5 - when the less good teacher left! I think these have both had an impact. I also wonder at how good teachers who don't routinely do SAT levels are at actually assessing them!
The trouble with assessments - you can end up with a pretty mixed up bunch!!
Do we rely on the good letter from the head, and not mention these less good aspects? Or should we flag them up? I am in two minds!!