Originally posted by @sonhouse
I was baiting you. I knew full well it was 99+, I wrote 95 to tease out your motivation. And I see what motivates you. Clearly that was your score and you want the world to know just how smart you are.
Sorry, that was not my motivation. The 138 was not my score.
The background is that my son has an autism related communication disorder (I mentioned this once on this forum a while back). He had been average in Maths for some years until this problem was identified.
I have recently been fighting a school which refused him admission on the basis (partly) of low Maths scores. In part, this was due to the way they set the questions. This makes them as much easier an English test than a Maths test.
Recently he sat a Maths test where the questions were written such that they removed the problems associated with his communication disorder and this was the result.
It is obviously a very good result, and I am in the process of writing to our Department of Education here in the UK to highlight how important the phrasing of questions can be to help students with learning disorders show what they are capable of. I wanted to explain this result in the ‘this puts his score in the top ?% of candidates’.
It doesn’t really matter I suppose if I just say top 1%, but if it were more dramatic than this (e.g. top 0.1
it might have a bit more impact.
Anyway, that was my motivation. Obviously I am also a proud Dad, but you might have to forgive me for that!