Anyone else's DC sitting 11+ (VR) tomorrow in Lincs?

(8 Posts)
WhoreOfTheWorlds Fri 13-Sep-13 13:00:01

Just wondered if anyone wanted to hold hands, and how everyone is feeling?

DD seems quite chilled about it all. She's consistently scoring 85/86 out of 100 on the VR papers, and 52/53 out of 60 on the NVR papers.

I'm really hoping this high enough to get her in confused

wearingatinhat Fri 13-Sep-13 15:56:42

Sounds as if it ought to be, unless it is a superselective?

spanieleyes Fri 13-Sep-13 16:53:26

You are comfortably over the 75% mark so, unless the year group are a highly intelligent lot, should be OK!
The scores are standardised so take age into account. The maximum standardised score is around 280ish and the pass mark is 220. So it depends on your daughter's month of birth and how everyone else does too!

Retropear Fri 13-Sep-13 18:16:29

How does the age weighting thing work?

spanieleyes Fri 13-Sep-13 20:40:12

Basically Autumn born children have to score more "raw" marks than summer born for the same standardised score.

Retropear Fri 13-Sep-13 22:27:11

What are raw marks?

GW297 Fri 13-Sep-13 23:00:16

Good luck to your daughter.

spanieleyes Sat 14-Sep-13 11:21:11

The raw marks are the actual marks you score on the paper. The verbal paper is out of 100 and the non verbal paper is out of 60. On practice papers these are the scores you end up with! But on the "real" papers the raw scores are standardised to give equal chances to autumn and summer born children and to even out the difference between the two tests in terms of numbers of questions. A detailed explanation is here
www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/advice/standardised-scores-an-explanation

The difficulty we have is that the "pass mark" is a standardised score of 220 in Lincolnshire. No-one really knows what this equates to in terms of raw scores, just that scoring over 75% on each paper is a rough guide!

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