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Monday, December 14, 2009

Eleven Plus Pressure

Parents may sometimes feel that their children are not reading questions carefully enough. There is a short term solution which may help.

          If Right If Wrong If Omitted
I am sure it is true +2 -2
I think it may be true +1 -1
I don’t know +½
I think it may be false +1 -1
I am sure it is false +2 -2

This system of awarding marks is called `confidence weighting’.

Just a suggestion – try this out with your child on five questions when he or she is feeling relaxed and confident. Then try a further five questions on a day when your child is under the weather, upset, tired and worried.

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