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?
Our easyCBM district users, nationwide, generate theses scores from their students who took on-grade level measures that are administered 3 times a year (fall, winter, and spring).
If you log in to your account and go to the “Reports” tab, there are documents for download. These include the “Lexile Lookup Table,” “Progress Monitoring Scoring Guidelines”, and “Detailed Percentiles Table” documents.
To figure out what percentile rank aligns with a particular score use the “Progress Monitor Scoring Guidelines” and:
- Find the measure in which you are interested,
- Find the grade level in which you are interested,
- Find the “benchmark” season in which you are interested,
- Find the “score” in which you are interested (4th column in) or the “Percentile” in which you are interested and
- Look up the ‘Percentile” (if you were trying to figure out what specific percentile rank goes with a particular score) or
- Look up the ‘Score’ (if you were trying to figure out what specific score goes with a particular percentile rank).