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Percentile Rankings and Norm Scores

Our progress monitoring scoring guidelines are derived from the number of students who score at or below a particular score on a test.  These numbers are based on what is called a ‘percentile rank’.  Roughly speaking, these numbers indicate the proportion of students at that grade level to whom your students’ scores are equal to or above. In other words, how does your student ‘rank’ among other students in the same grade level?

These percentile ranks are generated from students who took on-grade level measures that are administered three times a year (fall, winter, and spring).

If you go to the “Reports” tab there are documents for download.  These include the “Lexile Lookup Table,” “Progress Monitoring Score Interpretations”, and “Detailed Percentiles Table” documents.

To determine the percentile rank associated with a particular score use the “Detailed Percentile Lookup Table”  and:

  1. Find the grade level in which you are interested,
  2. Find the measure in which you are interested,
  3. Find the Score received and match to the appropriate “benchmark” season in which you are interested in finding the percentile.

To use the “Progress Monitor Score Interpretations”  to interpret student performance:

  1.  Find the grade in which you are interested,
  2.  Find the measure in which you are interested,
  3. The score for the 10th, 25th, 50th, 75th, and 90th percentile are listed under the appropriate measure and season.

Risk scores are in red.

The score associated with the measure and season are useful when determining goals. So if a student was at the 10th percentile in the fall and the goal is to have them at the 25th percentile by winter, the raw score in the table indicates the score needed.  A goal can then be established in the fall that on X measure the student has a raw score of X by the winter benchmark.

Last Updated: August 30th, 2021
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