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Yr 7 CAT test's

(14 Posts)
kalpamum Fri 05-Apr-13 10:41:43

Does anyone know if CAT results are shared with students/parents. My DD in MS school took these end of Sept and have heard nothing more about them. We have had school report last month but no results on that.

noblegiraffe Fri 05-Apr-13 10:43:24

Some schools do, some don't. My school doesn't.

JenaiMorris Fri 05-Apr-13 11:35:34

We aren't told. I'm a bit curious, although I've not asked to see them.

I'm not sure I want to know grin

Can anyone explain what they involve? And are they any good?

50shadesofvomit Fri 05-Apr-13 13:47:26

We weren't told but ds1 is in top groups for streamed subjects so Im guessing that he did well.

eatyourveg Fri 05-Apr-13 15:29:01

dc's school don;t routinely give them out but if you ask for them they will tell you

booksteensandmagazines Fri 05-Apr-13 20:02:55

We don't see them as they are used internally to predict the GCSE grades the child is likely to get - some schools then use these predictions against actual grades to check that they are helping children achieve or better expectations.

coppertop Fri 05-Apr-13 20:09:36

Ds' school doesn't give them out formally on reports. I had a meeting with his tutor and they were careful to cover them up, so I assumed it was school policy not to give them out.

Then at a parents' evening several months later one of ds' teachers asked if I'd seen the results and then showed me them on their computer screen. confused

bruffin Fri 05-Apr-13 21:00:28

Was never told officially but they are included on my dcs personal page on website with all their other records.

Iaintdunnuffink Sat 06-Apr-13 12:53:35

We were told on a parents evening in Oct.

member Sat 06-Apr-13 13:03:26

We don't see them as a matter of course (some people don't want to know/their kids to know because they perceive it adds to pressure) but the school will let you know them if you ask.

JenaiMorris Sat 06-Apr-13 14:28:36

I worry I'll be told my son is essentially beyond hope and that I'm delusional.

eatyourveg Sat 06-Apr-13 17:51:20

this might help click on the GCSE subject indicators excel workbook then click GCSE summary at the bottom when the excel document has opened. The scores there seem to be pretty accurate iro how ds1 did in his exams a few years back but that could be fluke

anniesw Tue 09-Apr-13 18:09:20

We were given the results along with a presentation on how to interpret them and how the school made use of them. It was useful and interesting

langster Tue 09-Apr-13 19:26:35

Speaking as a secondary school teacher I can tell you that whilst my school does make all all students sit the CATs they are just one indicator used to set targets, and actually the KS2 results are considered much more important. Our students take the test early in September and results take over a month to arrive. We don't necessarily share them with parents but they are certainly not confidential and I'm sure if you ask the school they will tell you the results.

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