CAT tests 140+ non verbal reasoning 99 verbal and 115 numeracy PLEASE HELP!!

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user1468162300 Sun 10-Jul-16 17:54:12

My daughter has just had her CAT results back and there is a huge difference between her verbal and non verbal reasoning results!
She is 11 and scored 140+ (full marks ) in NVR and 99 in verbal!! There was a considerable difference in the results last year and the school tested her for dyslexia as a precaution but the result was negative.

Her teacher is shocked at her and said her classwork indicates she would of scored in above average category.

As a background my dd is very talented at acting, singing, music and athletics/sport. She is able to pick up a script, interpret the character and portray him/her very well. I really am confused as to why there would be such a difference between the results and what this may mean??

She will be going to high school in September and has been set in all the top sets including Maths and English.

Has anyone experience in this area and can gside me in the right direction?? Thanks in advance

originalmavis Sun 10-Jul-16 17:59:56

Supposedly you can't study for these exams. What were the year averages?

Remember it was just one test on one day. Maybe she just had an off day, or found the format confusing, or just rushed it.

Bond do verbal and nonverbal papers, do maybe get a book of their ten minute tests and crack on with them?

user1468162300 Sun 10-Jul-16 18:31:16

I was hoping someone may have an idea as to what the scores being so very different could possible indicate and if i need to take any action?

originalmavis Sun 10-Jul-16 18:39:09

Check the website - it explains what the numbers mean.

We got a booklet from school that explained what each exam attainment band meant.

If the teacher didn't offer anything more than the fact that the score surprised get, then you can assume that she just had a bad test. What does she say about the tests?

I have /had a relatively high IQ and sometimes had problems with these types of exams because I would over think the questions and be able to argue several answers if they were wired ambiguously. I'd know they would want answer A but get caught up with the fact that B and C could also be correct.

BlueGazebo Wed 13-Jul-16 06:43:13

DS has similar discrepancies but he has dyslexia. It could be that their dyslexia tests were not thorough enough. A G&T child could be in the average range but it might not be taken into account that this is well below what it should be. DS had an individual IQ test (more accurate) with much higher results that in his CATs. I read a paper somewhere on line that said that G&T kids can actually under perform on group tests for the very reasons you give - over-thinking the questions and seeing more than one possibility as the correct answer.

Keep an eye on what school are going to do with these results re grade targets, access to G&T provision, etc.

Lonecatwithkitten Wed 13-Jul-16 15:27:36

My DD is the other way round 135 verbal reasoning, 125 numeracy and 98 nonverbal reasoning. Dyslexic is her problem mainly a visual processing disorder with her score at 11years for visual processing being that of an 8 year old, but her auditory processing being that of a 16 year old.
She was not picked up on basic dyslexia screening tests it was only more specific tests carried out by the dyslexia research trust that found her processing disorder.

SaltyMyDear Fri 22-Jul-16 22:23:09

I would think dyslexia or SpLD or possibly even ASD. and I would assume the schools dyslexia screening wasn't very good. Because normally the screenings aren't good.

Are you worried about her? You could get an Ed Psych to do a more thorough test of her but it costs around £700.

Balletgirlmum Fri 22-Jul-16 22:26:40

My daughter has a similarly spiky profile. W discovered this as part of her assessment for an autistic spectrum disorder. Knowing this has helped massively as she was under achieving in her day to day school work

Incidentally she too is talented & attends a specialist performing arts/dance school.

youarenotkiddingme Tue 30-Aug-16 22:14:59

My Ds was like lone DC.
Spacial 125 NVR 119 quant 115

And verbal 88!

He has ASD!

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