Is the OC test hard?
Christian Burger, 9, said the multiple choice test was “pretty easy but some of the questions were really hardit was a mixed variety”. Students had an hour to complete 70 English, maths and general ability questions, and Christian said running out of time was one of the most stressful things about the test.
How many questions are in the OC test?
The thinking skills test consists of 30 questions. Students have 30 minutes to complete the test. The questions are all multiple choice.
Is there writing in the OC test?
The OC test covers similar topics to those the Selective School Tests including Reading (25 questions, 30 min), Mathematical reasoning (35 questions, 40 min) and Thinking skills (30 questions, 30 min, replacing General Ability) in three multiple choice sections but has no Writing.
Are OC classes worth it?
It is good to be in an OC class because you have a lot of advantages both inside and outside the classroom. Children have the benefit of harder work. The work is not too hard, but at a level where you won’t get bored.
How do I get into OC?
Entry into OC is administered by High Performing Students Unit of the NSW Department of Education and determined by two factors: Students’ results in the OC Test – English (reading comprehension), mathematics and general ability.
How do I choose my OC school?
Selecting OC schools is just as important as clearing the opportunity class tests. Make sure you think correctly before making a choice. Opportunity class placement tests past papers are readily available online to help you ace the test.
What score do you need to pass OC test?
Congratulations to all the students who sat the 2019 OC test!
NSW Opportunity Classes ~ Minimum Entry Scores 2020.
|School||Cut-Off OC Score (2020)|
|Waitara Public School||237|
|Chatswood Public School||233|
|Artarmon Public School||232|
|Dural Public School||232|
When can I apply for OC test?
Online applications opened on Tuesday 20 April and closed on Friday 7 May 2021. Late applications cannot be accepted. The Opportunity Class Placement Test will be held on Wednesday 21 July 2021.
How do you calculate your OC score?
The calculated placement score is made up of:
- moderated school assessment scores for English and mathematics.
- scaled test marks for English = 2/3 of the scaled reading test marks + 1/3 of the scaled writing test marks.
- scaled test marks for mathematics.
- scaled test marks for general ability.
What is a good selective score?
The maximum score a student can get is 300 although this is extremely rare. The top score is usually around 280/300.
What is the highest Selective score?
The Selective High School Placement Score or (Placement Profile Score called in the past) is a mark out of 300. This mark is used to rank candidates applying for selective high school placement. The mark is calculated based on school assessment scores and Selective High School Placement test scores.
How do you do well in selective?
8 Tips on Preparing your Child for the Selective High School Placement Test
- Know the test format.
- Identify strengths and weaknesses.
- At home study.
- Extra help.
- Exam techniques and reducing cognitive load techniques.
- Mathematics/General Ability.
- The day before and the morning of test.
Is ASAT harder than selective?
The ASAT test was very helpful in preparation for the actual English, Maths and General Ability tests. The test times were very the same. Even the ASAT questions were a bit harder than the actual tests, it was very helpful and beneficial.
When should I start preparing for selective exam?
Selective school entry is fiercely competitive and we help students as young as third grade prepare for the exam. For many parents, selective school is the only option – and so they want to begin as early as possible to ensure they secure a place.
How is the selective test marked?
Marking of the test
The new placement test will be scored out of 100 (previously scored out of 200). Raw tests scores will be scaled to reduce the variability in test question difficulty. This scaled score will be added to the moderated school assessment score to determine the placement score.
Is it hard to get into selective schools?
For the 17 fully selective high schools and 26 high schools with selective classes in NSW, students are placed in rank order and places are filled by moving down the list. With a minimum entry score of 182 it was the 22nd hardest school to enter in the state. The test for entry to Year 7 in 2017 was held in March.
What is the selective test out of 2021?
The Selective High School Placement Test changes in 2021 for placement in 2022. The new test has a greater emphasis on thinking skills, mathematical reasoning and problem solving. It also adjusts and balances the weighting given to mathematics, reading and thinking skills test components.
How many questions are on the selective test?
Know that 20 minutes is allotted for the essay writing portion and the rest is allotted 40 minutes each. The Reading Test has 45 questions, Maths is made up of 40 questions and General Ability has 60 questions.
Can you use a calculator on the selective enrollment test?
The test takes approximately three hours to complete, and the number of questions can range from 40-56 per section. A calculator is not permitted and there is no guessing penalty on the SEHS.
How long is a selective test?
Students have 40 minutes to complete the test. The questions are all multiple choice and students will be asked to select the correct answer from 5 options.
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