Can someone please review how age factors into the SEES test?
I understand children are compared to their “peers” — but what are the cutoffs for determining tiers? A 5 year 11 month old child is graded differently than 4 years 5 months, but how? Is it by calendar month? Or every three months?
Also, is it just that the younger children are given more points? How are the different ages weighted?
It probably depends on what norm groups the test used has for comparison, but I think for most of these types of tests scores are age adjusted based on age in years and months. Based on what I can find online, it looks if the test happened to be the OLSAT or WISC, those are ones where children are measured against their peers in groups of 3-month bands. For CogAT, they’re measured in 1-month intervals. I have no idea if CPS uses any of these particular tests and/or something else entirely, and they’re certainly not telling anyone, but that should help give a general idea of how scores might be age-adjusted on whatever test(s) they do happen to utilize.