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INCAS test scores

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XplusY Tue 13-Oct-15 23:55:53

How to identify gifted children based on INCAS test results?

Racundra Wed 14-Oct-15 00:07:23

I didn't think INCAS gave a range, so how do you know how well the child has performed in comparison?

XplusY Wed 14-Oct-15 01:56:53

Tested at the age of 7 and 9, 4-5 years above for maths and reading

Mistigri Wed 14-Oct-15 14:19:58

INCAS assesses educational attainment not ability so it's not really designed to test "giftedness" - but a child who is performing 4-5 years ahead of the typical child of his or her age may well be very able.

balletgirlmum Wed 14-Oct-15 14:23:56

M&S childrens primary did Incas

A score of 100 is the average expected eith a plus/minus of 20 deviation

A score less than 70 is performing way below expectations.

120-129 is above average

130 & above is exceptional. At my childrens school children with a score of 130 plus were invited to an extension group.

knickernicker Tue 10-Nov-15 19:03:59

Anyone know how to convert incas age scores to percentiles and standard Scores? We've had age equivalent score only at parents evening.

PettsWoodParadise Tue 10-Nov-15 21:56:44

An INCAS score was described to me as a bell curve where 85% will score within 30 points of the average. Over 130 for example would be the top 7.5%. The top score of 145 (why 145 I do not know!) is the top half percent. When DD got 145 in maths two years in a row we were pleased, proud etc. Yes she is vying for top of the class but there are are other girls who don't do so well in the INCAS scores but in day to day maths at school are ahead of DD for a while, then she is back on good form and takes the lead, I wouldn't say my daughter is a maths genius if anything she is probably mildly above average. That is not a stealth boast or a put down of my own child, it is intended as an observation that from my experience the scores aren't always reflective . I know children who seem far more gifted than DD in their maths ability and get within the core range of INCAS. The teachers seem to agree they are only a guide and one test on the day that can throw up anomalies. I think some aspects like reading age are given ages, some, like maths has points. I don't think they have both types of score for each so you can't convert but someone may come along and correct me.

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