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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:43 pm 
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Does anyone know if the St. Olave's test is age standardised and if so, how does this effect the scoring please?


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:40 pm 
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No its not..


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:53 am 
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...but maybe it should be! :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:12 pm 
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Crazy. So is there a disproportionate number of boys there who have birthdays between September and December? No hope then for my July DS!


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:45 pm 
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nearly_done wrote:
Crazy. So is there a disproportionate number of boys there who have birthdays between September and December? No hope then for my July DS!


Just think for a moment - are you putting him in for the exam as a long shot, given that he never manager to do as well as or better than any of the other DC in his class / year group, except those with August birthdays? Or do you think that a grammar school would suit him because he's always at, or at least near, the top? Day to day class work isn't age standardised.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:39 pm 
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I don't know how bunched the results are for Olaves as if they are standardisation might make a difference, if they are spread then it is unlikely to make a difference. In the Kent test the standardisation is only a few marks anyway, it isn't a major shift of scores.

Statistics show in Kent that no fewer July/August borns fail the test than those of Sept/Oct but parents of July/August borns are more reluctant to put them in for the test and as a result they are under represented (or that is what some stats from a few years ago showed but I can't find them to link to right now).

Was it Essex or some other region that hadn't standardised and they've been found wanting by the adjudicators and so will need to standardise going forward?

Good luck to your DS Nearly_done


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:21 pm 
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That’s really interesting information. Thanks. I put DS forward for the exam as we were told that he was in top 1% of the class (whatever that means!) and he would do well in a grammar school. I was reluctant though due to his maturity level (typical of summer born boys I am told), but decided to let him take the exam. Anyway, it’s done now so only time will tell :-) Would be interesting to know though if autumn born children cope better with the exam. I am sure that the school would not reveal that data though.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:30 pm 
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If there is one child who comes always first in academic subjects in a class of 33 children, that child alone will be the top 3% of the class and no one else. Mathematically speaking, I don't think any child in a primary school would be considered the top 1% taking the general size of a class in England into account. :mrgreen:


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Does anyone know when is St Ppaves stage1 result expected?


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