From Prelim to PSLE

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From Prelim to PSLE

Postby ruohoo97 » Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:23 am

Just finish Prelim, have question to ask experienced KSP, especially whose children had gone through PSLE. Can we predict PSLE by prelim results?

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Re: From Prelim to PSLE

Postby verykiasu2010 » Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:59 am

ruohoo97 wrote:Just finish Prelim, have question to ask experienced KSP, especially whose children had gone through PSLE. Can we predict PSLE by prelim results?

Thanks


No you can't

some slacked after getting good prelim result, ended up having PSLE deproved from prelim

some woke up due to poor prelim result and cheonged all the way to PSLE and got 70 points higher than prelim t-score

so, you can't predict

it is easier to predict than rain than the PSLE score based on prelim
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Re: From Prelim to PSLE

Postby ruohoo97 » Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:13 pm

I believe that is extreme case. But for students who are quite constant, won't the prelim be a good estimating base for PSLE?

What was your son's experience?

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Re: From Prelim to PSLE

Postby ks2011 » Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:19 pm

for my girl's classmates, most of them were +-10 points. Of course, there were who improved a lot but no one who dropped by 20 or 30 points.

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Re: From Prelim to PSLE

Postby Snow Crystal » Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:36 pm

ruohoo97 wrote:Just finish Prelim, have question to ask experienced KSP, especially whose children had gone through PSLE. Can we predict PSLE by prelim results?Thanks

No. Different schools set different standard papers. Even if you come from supposedly branded schools and expect PSLE score to mirror or even +5/10, also not very inaccurate across the school cohort. Reason being, PSLE is how well your DC does vs the 2012 cohort. Nobody knows the quality of the dragon cohort. Also, there is a bit of luck element in PSLE - because of T-score and bell curve, if the PSLE happen to be easy for your DC weak subjects and difficult for your DC strong subjects, wow, thank your lucky stars :boogie: :pray: Conversely, if PSLE happen to be easy for DC strong subjects and difficult for his weak subjects... :slapshead: :gloomy: A student strong in all 4 subjects last minute slipup also not unheard of. Sometimes the students who ace in PSLE may not be your usual suspects.

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Re: From Prelim to PSLE

Postby ruohoo97 » Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:45 pm

ks2011 wrote:for my girl's classmates, most of them were +-10 points. Of course, there were who improved a lot but no one who dropped by 20 or 30 points.


That was also what teachers told DD and her classmates. Anyway, glad to confirm. Now it is time to "Chiong".

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Re: From Prelim to PSLE

Postby ruohoo97 » Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:49 pm

Snow Crystal wrote:
ruohoo97 wrote:Just finish Prelim, have question to ask experienced KSP, especially whose children had gone through PSLE. Can we predict PSLE by prelim results?Thanks

No. Different schools set different standard papers. Even if you come from supposedly branded schools and expect PSLE score to mirror or even +5/10, also not very inaccurate across the school cohort. Reason being, PSLE is how well your DC does vs the 2012 cohort. Nobody knows the quality of the dragon cohort. Also, there is a bit of luck element in PSLE - because of T-score and bell curve, if the PSLE happen to be easy for your DC weak subjects and difficult for your DC strong subjects, wow, thank your lucky stars :boogie: :pray: Conversely, if PSLE happen to be easy for DC strong subjects and difficult for his weak subjects... :slapshead: :gloomy: A student strong in all 4 subjects last minute slipup also not unheard of. Sometimes the students who ace in PSLE may not be your usual suspects.


I see your point. So besides Chiong, must PRAY hard, :pray: :pray: :pray:

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Re: From Prelim to PSLE

Postby ks2011 » Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:35 pm

ruohoo97 wrote:
ks2011 wrote:for my girl's classmates, most of them were +-10 points. Of course, there were who improved a lot but no one who dropped by 20 or 30 points.


That was also what teachers told DD and her classmates. Anyway, glad to confirm. Now it is time to "Chiong".

This was what the form teacher had told us as well. My girl was mainstreamer from a gep school. This info applied only to the top class and not the cohort

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Re: From Prelim to PSLE

Postby mummy so kiasu » Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:05 pm

ks2011 wrote:for my girl's classmates, most of them were +-10 points. Of course, there were who improved a lot but no one who dropped by 20 or 30 points.


+-10 points only applies to consistent performers, excluding those who "woke up" from poor Prelim results & those who slacked after getting good Prelim results.

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