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    #36999 - 02/02/09 02:37 PM SCAT scores??
    squirt Offline
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    Registered: 03/31/08
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    Hi, Pud (7.5, 3rd grade) took the SCAT on Jan 23. I just got the results (pretty fast, I thought).

    Verbal: 42/50, 83 percentile compared to grade 5, 445
    Math: 42/50, 91 percentile compared to grade 5, 458

    I haven't read the accompanying packet yet. We're not in the right region for awards. What do these scores tell me?

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    #37009 - 02/02/09 04:37 PM Re: SCAT scores?? [Re: Dottie]
    squirt Offline
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    Yes, chronologically, he should be in 2nd. If the scores are so good, why do I have this sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach? Aack. What proposed course of action?

    ETA: Oh, and thanks, Dottie!


    Edited by squirt (02/02/09 04:37 PM)

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    #37025 - 02/02/09 05:57 PM Re: SCAT scores?? [Re: squirt]
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    Registered: 07/10/08
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    Hi Squirt,

    I wanted to let you know that my dd (7y 2m) but in 2nd grade just took the SCAT too. Her scores are very similar but because of the younger grade, has a much higher percentile:

    Verbal: 44/50 96 percentile 450
    Math: 41/50 96 percentile 454

    So your sons percentiles are really a good deal higher. I really wish they would do these based on age and NOT grade. Considering the population that's taking this test, it's actually pretty likely there are a good number of kids that are accelerated, so the grade isn't as meaningful.

    And Dottie, you've got me curious about the "magical" cut. I'm very interested to hear more about this if you could please elaborate. I'm completely unfamiliar with it.

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    #37227 - 02/04/09 09:44 PM Re: SCAT scores?? [Re: Dottie]
    squirt Offline
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    Thanks Ruby and g3. I do wonder, Dottie, about the ones he missed. Did he just not understand or did he rush or what? But, I'm happy with the scores, it's just taken a while for it to sink in. Then, of course, the sick at the stomach thing is "what the heck do I do with this kid?".

    I'm a little disappointed with their report. I guess I expected something a bit more individualized. Don't know why.

    And, it's funny because both times I had him take the practice tests, he only got 4 out of 10 correct on the verbal! Ya just never know.

    I appreciate the support.

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    #37256 - 02/05/09 09:36 AM Re: SCAT scores?? [Re: squirt]
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    Very nice scores!

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    #37948 - 02/12/09 06:54 PM Re: SCAT scores?? [Re: elh0706]
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    Although I knew it would happen, it is still funny to get DS's SCAT scores before his explore scores. It at least broke up the wait a bit. No surprises but nice consistency over the 2 years. The Kiddo is excited since he will get invited to the recognition ceremony smile

    Testing as an age appropriate 4th grader:

    Verbal 39/50 scaled 461 (94th percentile)
    Quantitative 36/50 scaled 469 (92th Percentile)

    Now the explore results are the ones I think will be more interesting smile

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    #37965 - 02/12/09 08:27 PM Re: SCAT scores?? [Re: elh0706]
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    Yay, look like great scores to me! Does testing as an age appropriate 4th grader mean he took the 6th grade test and is compared to 6th graders?

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    #37988 - 02/13/09 09:59 AM Re: SCAT scores?? [Re: squirt]
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    Yes, It would be so much more interesting to see how he compares to other gifted 4th graders smile

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    #37991 - 02/13/09 10:18 AM Re: SCAT scores?? [Re: Dottie]
    elh0706 Offline
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    Thanks Dottie!

    The scores are nice and pretty much what I expected from him right now. He is in a stage where he WILL NOT take his time and think about his answers. I am just hoping that we can work him through this stage and that he will learn the value of slowing down jsut a touch smile

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    #38002 - 02/13/09 12:24 PM Re: SCAT scores?? [Re: elh0706]
    squirt Offline
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    Okay, Dottie, do you still have your booklet out? I can't make sense of the bar graphs. Would you do Pud as a 3rd grader and as a 2nd grader, please?

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