11 Dec '17 15:34

Sorry, did not know where to post this, but I know we have some pretty good mathematicians here and I was wondering if one of you could help.

I am going to be representing my son next month, arguing that a school's entry procedures actively discourage applications from pupils with dyslexia.

This school received 684 applications from pupils. According to national statistics, about 7% of pupils aged up to 11 have been diagnosed as dyslexic. The school received one application from a dyslexic pupil (my son).

Is it possible to calculate the odds that this situation could have arisen 'by chance'?

I realise the reasons for such a low representation could be many and varied, but I just wanted to get across the point that 'something is going on' before exploring what the problems are.

I am going to be representing my son next month, arguing that a school's entry procedures actively discourage applications from pupils with dyslexia.

This school received 684 applications from pupils. According to national statistics, about 7% of pupils aged up to 11 have been diagnosed as dyslexic. The school received one application from a dyslexic pupil (my son).

Is it possible to calculate the odds that this situation could have arisen 'by chance'?

I realise the reasons for such a low representation could be many and varied, but I just wanted to get across the point that 'something is going on' before exploring what the problems are.