# Flashcards - Interpreting Assessment Data for Gifted Students

Flashcards - Interpreting Assessment Data for Gifted Students
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standard deviation
In statistics, the standard deviation is a measure that is used to quantify the amount of variation or dispersion of a set of data values
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normal distribution
In probability theory, the normal distribution is a very common continuous probability distribution
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mode
The mode is the value that appears most often in a set of data
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median
The median is the value separating the higher half of a data sample, a population, or a probability distribution, from the lower half
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mean
In mathematics, mean has several different definitions depending on the context
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assessment
A test or examination is an assessment intended to measure a test-taker's knowledge, skill, aptitude, physical fitness, or classification in many other topics
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assessment
A test or examination is an assessment intended to measure a test-taker's knowledge, skill, aptitude, physical fitness, or classification in many other topics
mean
In mathematics, mean has several different definitions depending on the context
median
The median is the value separating the higher half of a data sample, a population, or a probability distribution, from the lower half
mode
The mode is the value that appears most often in a set of data
normal distribution
In probability theory, the normal distribution is a very common continuous probability distribution
standard deviation
In statistics, the standard deviation is a measure that is used to quantify the amount of variation or dispersion of a set of data values
scaffolding
Instructional scaffolding is a learning process designed to promote a deeper level of learning
percentile
A percentile is a measure used in statistics indicating the value below which a given percentage of observations in a group of observations fall
standard score
In statistics, the standard score is the signed number of standard deviations by which an observation or datum is above the mean
Criterion-referenced scores
A criterion-referenced test is a style of test which uses test scores to generate a statement about the behavior that can be expected of a person with that score
Achievement tests
An achievement test is a test of developed skill or knowledge
standard error
The standard error is the standard deviation of the sampling distribution of a statistic, most commonly of the mean

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