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This review is from: Bond Verbal Reasoning Assessment Papers 10-11+ years Book 1 (Paperback)
These twelve tests offer the child a variety of mental exercises requiring a mixture of vocabulary and logical thinking. Although the material is gathered together to meet the challenge of the 11+ examination, it has, I feel, a wider educational value. Most assessment within mainstream education seems to lean over backwards to avoid the use of direct, clearly worded questions , for which correct answers are required. The mortifying effect of getting anything wrong is seen as an irreparable blow to confidence. This nonsense has led to tests and examinations where penetrating the obscurities of ill-worded questions is frequently the key challenge. This seems to me far more bewildering and damaging to morale than having to master a new mode of thought. Precision of thought is seldom it seems afforded much value. If for no other reason, these tests are a valuable antidote to all that. Interestingly, they are much enjoyed by most children, whose progress from test to test illustrates both the acquisition of skills and the growth of confidence.