U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > Dallas
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 01-27-2012, 03:12 PM
 
100 posts, read 346,858 times
Reputation: 54

Advertisements

From the FAQ section of the CATS website:

When will I receive the test results?

You will receive a summary of the test results by the second week in January if your child tested before January 1st and by the last week in February if your child tested after January 1st. No reports are mailed to parents until an application is completed at a participating school.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 01-29-2012, 07:06 AM
 
2 posts, read 7,554 times
Reputation: 10
To GR (original poster) -

Following up on your Lamplighter friend's 99 waitlist -

1) There's a story of a kid with 99 overall waitlisted at two schools in DFW and rejected, now has to retake the CATS the next year over on DC urban mom's (linking it doesn't work - you have to google it).

2) Have you ever looked at who Hockaday accepts for Kindergarten?

Here's is their Sept 2009 newsletter welcoming 11 new students (entry point at Hock is pre-K).

http://www.hockaday.org/ftpimages/90...Newsletter.pdf

Alexis Cuban is Mark Cuban's daughter. Electra Ford is Gerard J. Ford's (of SMU football stadium fame) daughter. Both are billionaires - you can find out more about them on Wiki.

Out of 7 billion people in the world, there are what, 400 billionaires? Hockaday's kindergarten class is nearly 20 percent... that should tell you a lot....

Last edited by Montessorirocks; 01-29-2012 at 07:21 AM.. Reason: Provide better links
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-30-2012, 08:55 AM
 
64 posts, read 208,812 times
Reputation: 44
Montessorirocks,
You're depressing me...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-31-2012, 12:42 PM
 
2,206 posts, read 3,792,030 times
Reputation: 2073
Quote:
Originally Posted by Montessorirocks View Post

2) Have you ever looked at who Hockaday accepts for Kindergarten?

Here's is their Sept 2009 newsletter welcoming 11 new students (entry point at Hock is pre-K).

Out of 7 billion people in the world, there are what, 400 billionaires? Hockaday's kindergarten class is nearly 20 percent... that should tell you a lot....
Yes, it does speak a lot. But not the way you think.

There are 36 openings for preK. Openings to K are based on attrition and are usually 5-7. This year it was 11.

The take away is that this was entry to K after the Pre-K kids did not renew. Then, the billionaires' kids got in - in a high attrition year.

That means they did not get into Pre-K. Most of the girls join the school in PreK. That means the Pre-K was strongly merit based.

The other important point is that the presence of a few very wealthy families who then support the school means the tuition drops for everyone else, and the school can then admit high function kids from poor families on full rides as well. Thus the opportunities for all expand greatly in subsequent years.



Quote:
Originally Posted by Montessorirocks View Post
To GR (original poster) -

Following up on your Lamplighter friend's 99 waitlist -

1) There's a story of a kid with 99 overall waitlisted at two schools in DFW and rejected, now has to retake the CATS the next year over on DC urban mom's (linking it doesn't work - you have to google it).
.
A lot of 99 kids don't get in.

IQ scores are not stable until the kids get older, and IMHO they have to be taken with a grain of salt as a high functioning kid may want to go deeper or will refuse to participate. And a number of parents prep their kids.

The CATS scores are just one step in this process. The observation and testing during observation and the parent interview all factor in.

Some kids have high CATs yet do not function during observation. They cry the whole time, hit another kid, are verbally aggressive, don't share, don't follow most instructions, are not engaged, don't show curiosity.

I also would not be surprised if the parents are not observed, either. In both observations my son has been to, in the parent waiting area, there was at least one parent or couple full of themselves - on the cell phone, bragging, etc.

And one other point, just to add some color, there are some notorious parents whose kids go to privates. The parents' professions or legal issues were not held against the kids. This is another data point that the process is close to fair as can get.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-11-2015, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Dallas
33 posts, read 25,829 times
Reputation: 88
Quote:
Originally Posted by Montessorirocks View Post
To GR (original poster) -

Following up on your Lamplighter friend's 99 waitlist -

1) There's a story of a kid with 99 overall waitlisted at two schools in DFW and rejected, now has to retake the CATS the next year over on DC urban mom's (linking it doesn't work - you have to google it).

2) Have you ever looked at who Hockaday accepts for Kindergarten?

Here's is their Sept 2009 newsletter welcoming 11 new students (entry point at Hock is pre-K).

http://www.hockaday.org/ftpimages/90...Newsletter.pdf

Alexis Cuban is Mark Cuban's daughter. Electra Ford is Gerard J. Ford's (of SMU football stadium fame) daughter. Both are billionaires - you can find out more about them on Wiki.

Out of 7 billion people in the world, there are what, 400 billionaires? Hockaday's kindergarten class is nearly 20 percent... that should tell you a lot....

Edit: Misread the post. Sorry.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > Dallas
View detailed profiles of:
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top