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GEP screening test? Go or no Go

Poll ended at Tue Aug 12, 2008 12:26 pm

Must Go
7
35%
Can Try
11
55%
Don't Go
2
10%
 
Total votes: 20

sunflowermom
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Post by sunflowermom » Wed May 12, 2010 12:36 pm

Dear GEPers' parents out there. Do u hv any English tutor at CCK area to recommend for my DS? He is in P5 GEP. Since P4, his EL CT is either marginally pass or marginally fail. Can tell he is starting to get demoralise. Thot get him a tutor to improve his grade and boost up his confidence cos I cannot teach EL.

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Post by vlim » Wed May 12, 2010 12:40 pm

I think other then going for tuition, your ds must find time to do reading also. This should help in the cloze passage I supposed. :lol:

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Post by sunflower » Wed May 12, 2010 1:15 pm

csc wrote:It's OPT- IN .

And, not to worry, no penalty for not taking the gep screening test. :lol:

Only selected pupils enter the 2nd round.

Yes, I think it's opt-in...if my memory didn't fail me...

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Post by verykiasu2010 » Wed May 12, 2010 1:18 pm

sunflower wrote:
csc wrote:It's OPT- IN .

And, not to worry, no penalty for not taking the gep screening test. :lol:

Only selected pupils enter the 2nd round.

Yes, it's opt-in...if my memory didn't fail me...


strange

what school is not ? or is it up to school to decide ?

my older child's P3 year was an opt in (2004)

and my younger child's P3 year was an opt out (2007) same school as above

since then, my kids' cousins were an opt out (2009) one same school as above and one another school in the west = all opt out basis

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Post by sunflower » Wed May 12, 2010 1:23 pm

verykiasu2010 wrote:
sunflower wrote:
csc wrote:It's OPT- IN .

And, not to worry, no penalty for not taking the gep screening test. :lol:

Only selected pupils enter the 2nd round.

Yes, it's opt-in...if my memory didn't fail me...


strange

what school is not ? or is it up to school to decide ?

my older child's P3 year was an opt in (2004)

and my younger child's P3 year was an opt out (2007) same school as above

since then, my kids' cousins were an opt out (2009) one same school as above and one another school in the west = all opt out basis

:? My child also 2007 P3 leh? Or did I remember wrongly? or is it dependable on school?
BTW, sent you pm. :D


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Post by sunflowermom » Wed May 12, 2010 1:25 pm

Thanks vlim for the advice. He loved reading and reads quite a wide varieties of books too (except classic). Sometimes I wonder could it be he speed read and missed out the details?

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Post by vlim » Wed May 12, 2010 2:16 pm

my ds also read very fast especially when he find the story very exciting or interestin...he will read super duper fast...but never see him use dictionery to check for difficult word :|

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Post by cluelessmama » Wed May 12, 2010 3:11 pm

Way2GO wrote:
ksme wrote: Zann, Way2go, Clueless mama,
The normal worksheets on this are much tougher than the practice papers he brought back and teacher confirmed the test will be on arithmetic sequences.
Hope this helps.


Dear all,
Don't be unduly worried.
Sleep well tonight.
The kids will be alright!
:imcool:


hi ksme : thanks

hi Zann, Way2go : looks like the investigative paper is pretty alright, according to my kid :)

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Post by phankao » Wed May 12, 2010 3:11 pm

verykiasu2010 wrote:
what school is not ? or is it up to school to decide ?


My boys are from a GEP school. It was opt-in still in year 2008 when my younger boy last took.

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Post by verykiasu2010 » Wed May 12, 2010 3:25 pm

phankao wrote:
verykiasu2010 wrote:
what school is not ? or is it up to school to decide ?


My boys are from a GEP school. It was opt-in still in year 2008 when my younger boy last took.


my older child's P3 year was an opt in (2004) (GEP school)

and my younger child's P3 year was an opt out (2007) same GEP school as above

since then, my kids' cousins were an opt out (2009) one same GEP school as above and one another school (non-GEP) in the west = all opt out basis

I will leave it as it is - opt in or out depends on the school itself

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