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    #249637 - 04/14/22 11:06 PM Confidence Intervals
    MM19 Offline
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    Registered: 03/03/22
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    We are awaiting the official report from WISC test. But I was told that my childís GAI and NVI scores fall in DYS range if they accept 95% confidence intervals. His VECI score was 149. My question is whether confidence intervals are accepted as qualifying scores for DYS or if they are sticklers for the actual median of the interval. Iím hoping his VECI score is acceptable even if his median scores fall a point or so short. His processing speed score seems to pull down the GAI. I can ask for academic testing but if these scores will be enough to qualify- Iíd rather not prolong the process.

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    #249664 - 04/19/22 04:53 PM Re: Confidence Intervals [Re: MM19]
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    Welcome, MM19!
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    The first five posts of new members are often held for moderation, to prevent spammers and automated bots from overwhelming the forum with ads and off-topic messaging. While waiting for moderation, some new members become discouraged and disappear.

    Please stick around, knowing that soon the delay in seeing your posts, will pass.

    Test scores are a snapshot at a moment in time, they alone do not tell the full story about a person's intelligence profile. It is my understanding that the DYS application is evaluated holistically. Lead with your best vignettes and nomination/recommendation, in addition to the scores.
    More info at the DYS FAQs link: https://www.davidsongifted.org/gifted-programs/young-scholars/young-scholars-faqs/

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    #249668 - 04/21/22 08:17 AM Re: Confidence Intervals [Re: MM19]
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    We just applied to DYS and I asked a similar question in a different forum. Several parents of DYS replied and the consensus was that if you have scores that meets the qualification criteria, they will not reject based the score report also including other scores that are not high enough. VECI is listed as one of the scores that qualify on its own, so I think you should be OK to apply without additional testing. Caveat: We don't know the outcome of our application yet, so this is solely based on what other parents told me.

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    #249669 - 04/21/22 03:51 PM Re: Confidence Interval [Re: MM19]
    galun Offline
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    Registered: 09/26/16
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    Veci stand-alone over 145 meets eligibility requirement. You should be fine.

    Donít over think it. At the end of the day they are a non profit that advocate for eg kids. I feel that they are always trying to be inclusive rather than exclusive.

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    #249674 - 04/22/22 01:09 PM Re: Confidence Interval [Re: MM19]
    Emigee Offline
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    We just got the result of our application. DS was accepted and is now a DYS!

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    #249678 - 04/23/22 02:46 PM Re: Confidence Interval [Re: MM19]
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    Oh yay! Answers that question. smile
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    #249679 - 04/23/22 03:39 PM Re: Confidence Interval [Re: Emigee]
    indigo Offline
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    Emigee, that's wonderful news. Thanks for sharing. May your family find the support you need to help your gifted child navigate the school years... and also opportunities to help others on their journey.
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    #249683 - 04/23/22 07:07 PM Re: Confidence Interval [Re: MM19]
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    Congratulations Emigee - itís doubly great that your news would also be very heartening for OP.

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    #249692 - 04/26/22 07:10 PM Re: Confidence Interval [Re: MM19]
    MM19 Offline
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    I didnít realize my post had been approved so Iím late to the conversation 😂 Congrats Emigee! That is exciting news!!! We are still waiting for our official report - didnít realize it would be as long of a waiting game but the report has to be signed off on by multiple psychologists at the University so itís a process. Iím grateful for everyoneís feedback and we will hopefully apply in May! Iím meeting with our local school administrators tomorrow to discuss gifted advocacy so I am trying to do everything I can to make sure my son has the support he needs!

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    #249693 - 04/26/22 07:14 PM Re: Confidence Intervals [Re: indigo]
    MM19 Offline
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    Thanks for explaining that partÖ I had started to disappear but came back to check and realized my post had been approved 😊

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