Copyright

Understanding Standardized Test Scores

Instructions:

Choose an answer and hit 'next'. You will receive your score and answers at the end.

question 1 of 3

What is the term for the big 'umbrella' under which the vast majority of students fall when taking a standardized test?

Create Your Account To Take This Quiz

As a member, you'll also get unlimited access to over 79,000 lessons in math, English, science, history, and more. Plus, get practice tests, quizzes, and personalized coaching to help you succeed.

Try it risk-free
Try it risk-free for 30 days. Cancel anytime
Already registered? Log in here for access

1. The fifth stanine contains how many percentiles?

2. Over two thirds of students will fall somewhere within how many standard deviations of the 50th percentile on a test?

Create your account to access this entire worksheet
A Premium account gives you access to all lesson, practice exams, quizzes & worksheets
Access to all video lessons
Quizzes, practice exams & worksheets
Certificate of Completion
Access to instructors
Create an account to get started Create Account

About This Quiz & Worksheet

Standardized tests attempt to measure a student's performance compared to his or her peers in the same grade. Answer these quiz questions to see how well you understand the types of scores you can find in standardized test results.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can use the practice questions in this quiz to test yourself on:

  • How standard deviations are related to performance
  • The type of test score that can be translated into a standard score
  • Percentiles contained within a given stanine

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - show that you comprehend the associated lesson about standardized test interpretation
  • Defining key concepts choose the correct term related to testing when given the definition
  • Knowledge application - apply your understanding of the fifth stanine to answer a question about the number of percentiles found in it

Additional Learning

If you want to expand your knowledge of what standardized test scores mean, read the accompanying lesson called Understanding Standardized Test Scores. In this lesson, you'll review:

  • Why standardized test results are difficult to understand
  • Math terms related to students' test performance
  • Five types of standardized test scores and how to interpret each
  • What teachers should expect about a student's test scores year after year
Support