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 Post subject: High Cats = 11plus pass?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:44 pm 
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Hi

My son in Year 5 did well in his CATS -Verbal - 125, Quantiative 140, NV 123, Spatial 131..however he has had a couple of mini tests with tutor group and his score his really low - 50% - I know alot of it has to do with his timing but do CAT scores often give an indicative indication of whether your child might pass?

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:47 pm 
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Not especially. Although they are often used as evidence in appeals.

If timing is an issue for him - especially if he will be taking any CEM 11+ tests, then that is what you need to work on.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:26 pm 
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OK thanks.

It is GL. We are going to do a couple of mocks and keep telling him to move on if he cant do a question...


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:39 pm 
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I think high cats scores show a natural ability but you still need practise in the format of the 11+ in your area ie; CEM or GL or whatever. Accuracy and speed seem to be the most important things for the grammar school tests.


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