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I got ds CAT results today....

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idobelieveinghosts Fri 24-Oct-08 13:31:52

and really really pleased......He dosen't actually like learning.....and goes to school to socialise and play football mainly. I could see he was nervous about the tests and told him to relax and do what he can..and not to fret about it, as long as he tries that is the main thing.

I can't wait til he gets home to tell him how proud i am! smile

lljkk Fri 24-Oct-08 14:18:56


roisin Fri 24-Oct-08 18:16:40

that's good grin

idobelieveinghosts Fri 24-Oct-08 18:17:24


themildmanneredaxemurderer Fri 24-Oct-08 18:18:19

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idobelieveinghosts Fri 24-Oct-08 18:22:15

ummmmm well they have their SATS tests here in years 2 and 6...and every other year they have CAT tests no??? is that not the same as you?

themildmanneredaxemurderer Fri 24-Oct-08 18:23:45

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idobelieveinghosts Fri 24-Oct-08 18:24:12

'cognitive ability tests' according to the letter

idobelieveinghosts Fri 24-Oct-08 18:25:00


ADragonIs4LifeNotJustHalloween Fri 24-Oct-08 18:25:44

Are these the old verbal/non verbal reasoning type things?

janeite Fri 24-Oct-08 18:26:21


CATs can be used to create a kind of learning profile of children, showing where their strengths are and what kind of learner they are. They also place children into centiles to show how they are doing compared to all other children of the same age.

idobelieveinghosts Fri 24-Oct-08 18:27:13

yes and 'quantitative' they not have them on the mainland then??? i thought our schools were the same as yours!

idobelieveinghosts Fri 24-Oct-08 18:29:46

Oh glad someone knows of them...beginning to get worried then!

What does the quantitative sie of it mean then?..thats where he scored less.

ForeverOptimistic Fri 24-Oct-08 18:37:08

I hope we don't have them here. SAT's are bad enought!

Congrats to your ds though.

idobelieveinghosts Fri 24-Oct-08 18:46:18

Well they have them done here every year but i think its done more for the teachers to see results...we were allowed to see my other ds's results if we asked last year, but otherwise we don't usually see them.

But the DS mentioned today is in year 9 and i got a letter through the post about it.

I thought it was the norm everywhere, never mind, he has done well all the same, he is very chuffed! grin

cheerycherry Fri 24-Oct-08 18:53:49

My DS has done these this week, he is Y7, how are the tests marked/graded? New to all this.
Well done to your DS!

dustystar Fri 24-Oct-08 18:56:38

This site explains the differences between verbal, quantitative and non-verbal reasoning.

dustystar Fri 24-Oct-08 18:57:06

Well done to your dssmile

christywhisty Fri 24-Oct-08 22:10:58

I think secondary most schools do CATs but a lot of schools never give out the results. My DS did them in Yr 6 when he spent a morning at his new secondary school before he started. Other schools in our area did them in Year 7. His school used them along with SATs for setting and also target setting.
We were never told DS's CATs.
Well done to your DS

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