Summarizing Assessment Results: Comparing Test Scores to a Larger Population

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Calculate the z-score using the following data:

Raw score is 75, mean is 50, and standard deviation is 10

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1. The score that indicates how far a student's performance is from the mean with respect to standard deviation units is called the _____.

2. A student's score at the 85% percentile indicates that the student _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

It's important to accurately measure a student's test scores, and this quiz tests you on ways they are compared to a larger population.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This test score quiz specifically tests your ability to:

  • Calculate z-score when given variables
  • Recall what indicates how far a student's performance is from the mean
  • Understand what it means when a student scores in a given percentile
  • Remember what is used to represent standardized test results by ranking student performance from 1-9
  • Recognize scores by their standard deviation and mean

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw the most important information from the lesson on comparing student test scores to a larger population
  • Problem solving - use information on student test scores to take variables and calculate a z-score
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you've gained about measuring student test scores

Additional Learning

The lesson titled Summarizing Assessment Results: Comparing Test Scores to a Larger Population is available if you're interested in further learning. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Examine the two types of scoring used in education
  • Understand how to compare raw scores by viewing an example
  • Know two ways to represent scores
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