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Re: Study Score Prediction Question Thread
« Reply #2970 on: September 14, 2020, 11:13:21 am »
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ahh shi understandable. thank you for your help! wish you the best too :-)
No problem :)
Can you tell me what topics did you guys cover in ancient history?

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« Reply #2971 on: September 14, 2020, 05:32:13 pm »
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No problem :)
Can you tell me what topics did you guys cover in ancient history?

We covered Egypt aos 1 and 2 and are now covering Rome.

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« Reply #2972 on: September 14, 2020, 10:43:14 pm »
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Hi,
I hope this is the right forum to post this question. Can someone help me give a guideline on the exam scores, given that my sac scores are pre good. I go to a selective school if that helps.
How many marks should i aim for in the following subjects if i wanted to get a:
Methods: 45
Spesh: 40
Chem: 45

Also, would you have to full mark chem and methods to get a 50?

Thanks in advance. Hope everyone is safe in these times <3

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Re: Study Score Prediction Question Thread
« Reply #2973 on: September 14, 2020, 10:50:31 pm »
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Hi,
I hope this is the right forum to post this question. Can someone help me give a guideline on the exam scores, given that my sac scores are pre good. I go to a selective school if that helps.
How many marks should i aim for in the following subjects if i wanted to get a:
Methods: 45
Spesh: 40
Chem: 45

Also, would you have to full mark chem and methods to get a 50?

Thanks in advance. Hope everyone is safe in these times <3
for a 45 in methods, it can vary quite a bit depending on the exam difficulty. IMO you should be aiming for 110+/120 but some years you might need something like 114/120 and others it may be slightly below 110/120.

Spesh it is generally loss of 1 mark = loss of 1 study score so 110/120 (maybe a little lower).

Chemistry roughly 105-110/120 depending on exam difficulty.

EDIT: for a 50 you usually don't need to full mark the exam.
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Re: Study Score Prediction Question Thread
« Reply #2974 on: September 14, 2020, 11:23:24 pm »
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for a 45 in methods, it can vary quite a bit depending on the exam difficulty. IMO you should be aiming for 110+/120 but some years you might need something like 114/120 and others it may be slightly below 110/120.

Spesh it is generally loss of 1 mark = loss of 1 study score so 110/120 (maybe a little lower).

Chemistry roughly 105-110/120 depending on exam difficulty.

EDIT: for a 50 you usually don't need to full mark the exam.

Thanks Sine for the heads up. Appreciate the help! Hopefully all goes well!!!

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« Reply #2975 on: September 15, 2020, 07:31:34 am »
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We covered Egypt aos 1 and 2 and are now covering Rome.
Same

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« Reply #2976 on: September 16, 2020, 02:42:17 pm »
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Due to online learning technical difficulties I have failed a sac. I was previously on track to get a 45 (well not on track because these scores are never guaranteed but my sac scores where in that direction). I have now had two average sac scores one was my fault (getting flustered in the sac) the second was medicocre (I could not see or answer any questions within the sac as the platform would not load >:()

I know one average sac wonít do much harm but with these two average SACs my Unit 4 average is now exactly 80% with no SACs left :(
Unit 3 average was okay-ish 87% average.

The average for SACs is usually 70% and my friend was average mid 70s last year which turned into A+ for SACs and she got a 40 but Iím not counting on that scaling due to Covid and I know cohort strength fluctuates from year to year.

Is it still possible with these bad sac scores (assuming they donít scale) to still yield 45-ish if I get 85% on the exam? Iím so crushed and feel like I should just give up.
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Re: Study Score Prediction Question Thread
« Reply #2977 on: September 16, 2020, 03:11:08 pm »
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Due to online learning technical difficulties I have failed a sac. I was previously on track to get a 45 (well not on track because these scores are never guaranteed but my sac scores where in that direction). I have now had two average sac scores one was my fault (getting flustered in the sac) the second was medicocre (I could not see or answer any questions within the sac as the platform would not load >:()

I know one average sac wonít do much harm but with these two average SACs my Unit 4 average is now exactly 80% with no SACs left :(
Unit 3 average was okay-ish 87% average.

The average for SACs is usually 70% and my friend was average mid 70s last year which turned into A+ for SACs and she got a 40 but Iím not counting on that scaling due to Covid and I know cohort strength fluctuates from year to year.

Is it still possible with these bad sac scores (assuming they donít scale) to still yield 45-ish if I get 85% on the exam? Iím so crushed and feel like I should just give up.

I haven't told many people this - but I absolutely HATE predicting study scores. Kinda ironic (and maybe hypocritical?) since I made a calculator to do it for me, eh? But I honestly think study score prediction helps no one, because either one of two things typically happen:

1. I tell someone that they will get the score they want - they then become complacent, their marks drop, they no longer get that score, and just feel bad about it. (they may also blame me, but tbh, that's not something I'm too concerned about, I'm more upset that they no longer got the score they wanted or were on track to get)

2. I tell someone that they won't get the score that they want - they then lose motivation to do well, and end up doing EVEN WORSE than they could've. Maybe I tell them they won't get a 40, but could still get a 38 - but because that 40 is out of reach, they instead just lose hope and end up with a 33.

Now - I'm not saying this is going to happen to you, and I don't mean for this to come across as a lecture or for it to make you feel bad or worse than you currently do (and if I've had that effect - I truly am sorry). But, I can already see that you're losing motivation, and I don't want to crush that motivation even more than it already is. Anybody can ignore my post and give you a prediction anyway, but I have to ask before I look at your scores and try to predict them properly myself. Would you rather:

1. Know your score, with the risk of losing all hope and motivation if you can't get 45?
2. Live without knowing what the current prediction is, and so with the motivation that there's still a chance you can get above 45?

This isn't a call out to you personally - I would be asking this question to anyone who's feeling upset and potentially a little disillusioned. I know you've been working hard, I've seen it personally in all the questions you ask and your constant work on the board - I just don't want to ruin all the effort you've put in so far by dooming you to get lower scores in your upcoming assessments.

It's also worth knowing that nobody can know how a certain grade distribution will be - so even if I predict you getting below a 45, that doesn't mean it will happen, because the distribution might lower this year. But by the same token, the distribution may raise this year, and I might falsely predict you getting above 45.
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Re: Study Score Prediction Question Thread
« Reply #2978 on: September 18, 2020, 02:26:48 pm »
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What results on the exam would I be looking at for a 37 raw in English? [I'm at MHS]

Unit 3 SAC results, A[language analysis], A+[creative], B [text response]
Unit 4 SAC results so far [haven't done comparative sac yet]- A+ [argument]

Do you know what percentage you got for each?
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