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    #38010 - 02/13/09 12:53 PM Re: SCAT scores?? [Re: Dottie]
    Jool Offline
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    Registered: 04/21/08
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    I just signed up DS6 to take the SCAT in a week, so please keep that booklet out, Dottie! laugh

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    #39142 - 02/24/09 04:12 PM Re: SCAT scores?? [Re: Dottie]
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    Oh yes, I received the booklet with DS8's results through the mail yesterday. smile It has all the info Dottie mentioned above... on the frequency, SD and mean. The table I have is between Sep 2007 - Mar 2008. I wonder if the number of kids taking the test each year is about the same?

    Originally Posted By: Dottie
    Oh nothing magical...I was just referring to the little canned blurbs that CTY uses in the report booklet you should have gotten with your scores. They describe somewhat generic solutions for kids scoring at the 50th percentile, the 75th and the 90th. The really "radical" sounding options are reserved for the 90th.


    I was looking out for the options esp. for the >90th but was kind of disappointed with the recommendations as they seemed nothing new ? - working with older students in a particular subj, fast-paced individulised instruction etc. (but I would assume that it is the same booklet that is being given to all).

    U are right abt the feeling when receiving the scores Dottie. I wonder too why I paid the money to see these results on paper. LOL! I better put them into good use!

    BTW, DS8 tested for the grade 3 level with 458 for Verbal and 477 for Math. grin

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    #43958 - 04/07/09 07:32 PM Re Dottie: A question for scaled scores of SCAT [Re: Dottie]
    ellicott Offline
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    Registered: 04/07/09
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    Hi, Dottie,

    I got a question and wondering if you may help.

    My kid is in 5th grade and just got SCAT result from mail as 99%ile on math and 88%ile on verbal of SCAT Test respectively. Percentile is based on ninth grade norms. Can you tell what his raw scores of math and verbal are? More importantly what are scaled scores correspondingly?

    Thanks a lot,




    Edited by ellicott (04/07/09 07:49 PM)

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    #43979 - 04/08/09 06:03 AM Re: Dottie: A question for scaled scores of SCAT [Re: Dottie]
    ellicott Offline
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    Thanks Dottie,

    The Test was taken on 2/11/2009 at school. The test is used for finding GT students of 6th grade of middle schools in incoming August. The testing notification only tells percentile and said percentile based on ninth grade norms.

    What does norms for 6th Spring to 9th Fall means? Because I don't know much about the SCAT, I guess Form 3 maybe the one. Can you take a guess on scaled scores?

    Thanks,



    Edited by ellicott (04/08/09 07:02 AM)

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    #43992 - 04/08/09 08:36 AM Re: Dottie: A question for scaled scores of SCAT [Re: Dottie]
    ellicott Offline
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    I will take following:
    section raw score | scaled score
    math 46 500
    verbal 40 465

    and believe these scores are VERY accurate!

    Once the Spring Break is over next Tuesday, I will get raw scores from school. And probably what norm is used for the test.

    I really appreciate all of your helps.


    Edited by ellicott (04/08/09 08:37 AM)

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    #44067 - 04/09/09 07:51 AM Re: Dottie: follow up question for SCAT [Re: Dottie]
    ellicott Offline
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    Hi Dottie,

    I notice that it is very difficult for a 5th grader to answer all questions correctly in Verbal part of the test because even 9th grade curriculum in public high school may only cover a small part of vocabulary on the test.

    Do you happen to know who is authority for designing and issuing of SCAT Test, Educational Testing Service (www.ets.org)? I know the CTY is marketing SCAT. The website of ETS or CTY doesn't have description of underlying design principle of SCAT.



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    #44753 - 04/16/09 04:54 AM Re: Dottie: A question for scaled scores of SCAT [Re: Dottie]
    ellicott Offline
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    Registered: 04/07/09
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    Hi Dottie,

    6 days ago you help me to "guess" scaled scores of SCAT. Yesterday I got information from school. Here is the update. It is SCAT - Advanced Level Form Y. Based on their raw score to percentile conversion in Form Y, 99%ile in math will be 44 to 50 on raw score. As you said it is a ceiling score so you can not tell what the exact raw score it is. 88%ile in verbal will be 36 raw score.

    Is Advanced Level Form Y the Form 3 or Form 2 as you mention last time? It seems it close to Form 2, but I maybe wrong.

    Thanks again for all of helps.


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    #71584 - 03/16/10 06:30 AM Re: SCAT scores?? [Re: elh0706]
    Helenjhq Offline
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    Registered: 01/02/09
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    I found a SCAT math practice site. It may be helpful.
    http://120perhour.com/scat-sample-test-index.htm

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    #71625 - 03/16/10 01:27 PM Re: SCAT scores?? [Re: Helenjhq]
    Floridama Offline
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    Registered: 04/27/09
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    RE: 120perhour
    Quote:
    Author of this practice has not seen any of the tests. But author has the SCAT sample mini test from Johns Hopkins University CTY.
    Seems to me, the actual mini test would be just as good, if not better, and not to mention free.
    http://cty.jhu.edu/ts/scat.html

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    #71628 - 03/16/10 02:16 PM Re: SCAT scores?? [Re: Floridama]
    Dandy Offline
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    Registered: 08/12/08
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    Originally Posted By: Floridama

    Seems to me, the actual mini test would be just as good, if not better, and not to mention free.
    http://cty.jhu.edu/ts/scat.html

    But then the proprietress of the website that was "found with google" wouldn't be able to make her $120 per hour. (At least the recent purveyors of quality imitation shoes & jewelry were a little more genuine in their approach.)

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