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Muskey Thu 04-Feb-16 11:24:10

Hi can anyone help me. My dad came home from school saying that she had some tests which would help the school to set what level she should be working to. I think she said they were called CMAs although when I googled this I couldn't find anything. Could someone please enlighten me as to what these tests are called and how they work

balletgirlmum Thu 04-Feb-16 11:27:08


Muskey Thu 04-Feb-16 11:32:28

Thanks balletgirlmum do you know what they are as I have never heard of them

Waitingandhoping2015 Thu 04-Feb-16 11:56:38

Your 'dad' needs to do something about both his sexuality and her age... grin grin

cakeisalwaystheanswer Thu 04-Feb-16 12:00:37

More likely CEM tests, just google them, I think they are the same as Durham tests in which case most schools use them.

balletgirlmum Thu 04-Feb-16 12:03:57

Is it a private school?

I wasn't aware of the term CEM - but ds has done incas (primary) & Midyis (yr 7) which both appear to be part of CEM

DD did CATS at her school.

redskytonight Thu 04-Feb-16 12:29:15

Might be school specific. DS (also Year 7) has regular assessment tests for which the school has devised its own acronym. Was thoroughly bemused for a while before I twigged!

Muskey Thu 04-Feb-16 14:19:18

Thank you all for your responses I was getting my hair done so I haven't been around this am yes it is a private school. Yes I will speak to my dad about pretending he is a 12 year old girl. I hope he isn't going to turn into kaitlyn Jenner I don't think my mum could cope.

balletgirlmum Thu 04-Feb-16 14:24:14

It will be Midyis then. Private schools tend to use them instead of cats.

They measure verbal & non verbal reasoning etc & are meant to be able to show a child's developed & no developed ability.

Muskey Thu 04-Feb-16 14:40:06

Ok thanks balletgirlmum. I some how feel I have dropped a ball here as I wasn't aware of these types of test. Although from what I have read you shouldn't prepare for them as it gives a better indicative score.

balletgirlmum Thu 04-Feb-16 14:43:03

You can't really prepare for them & often the kids arnt even told in advance they will be doing them.

Muskey Thu 04-Feb-16 14:45:10

You are right there balletgirlmum dd didn't know anything about them.

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