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!
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.
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!
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