## Is a standard score of 85 average?

For example, a standard score of 85 (16th percentile rank) on a test may be “average,” “low average,” or even “below average,” depending on the test publisher. A child who earns scores in the “average range” may have a disability and require specialized instruction.

## What is considered average percentile?

Percentile ranks are often expressed as a number between 1 and 99, with 50 being the average. So if a student scored a percentile rank of 87, it would mean that they performed better than 87% of the other students in his norm group.

**What is average standard score?**

100

Most tests have average standard scores of 100. Increments of 15 are used to separate sections of the population into average, below average, and above average sections. For example, if your child gets a standard score between 85 and 115, these scores are considered within the average range.

**What percentile is high average?**

60 or above

A percentile rank score of 60 or above is considered above average. The National Percentile Rank score (NP) typically follows the Raw Score (RS) as you look across the page of an achievement test report from left to right.

### What is a low standard score?

Classifying standard scores. Typically the normal limits of functioning encompass three classification categories: low average (standard scores of 80–89), average (standard scores of 90–110), and high average (111–120).

### Is a scaled score of 7 average?

Some agencies use 1 SD below the mean as the criterion to qualify a student for enrollment in an intervention program; others use 1.5 or 2 SD below the mean. Based on CELF-5 sensitivity and specificity values, the optimal cut score to achieve the best balance is -1.33 (standard score of 80).

**What does a percentile score of 85 tell us about an individual?**

Percentile is the relative standing in a set of data from the lowest values to highest values. If your score is in the 85th percentile, it means that 85% of the scores are below your score and 15% are above your score.

**What does 85th percentile mean?**

How are regulatory (posted) speed limits set? The 85th percentile speed is defined as, “the speed at or below which 85 percent of all vehicles are observed to travel under free-flowing conditions past a monitored point.” Another way to consider this is the speed at which only 15% of traffic violate on average.

#### What does a standard score of 100 mean?

A percentile rank of 50 means the student performed better than 50% of the children her age who took the same test – also an average result. In the case of intelligence tests, standard scores are reported as an “IQ” score. A standard score of 100 on a standardized test of math or reading would also be average.

#### What is a good standard score?

Classifying standard scores. However, the normal limits of functioning encompass three classification categories: low average (standard scores of 80–89), average (standard scores of 90–109), and high average (110–119).

**Is a scaled score of 13 average?**

Scaled score from 13-15 is described as strength, well developed, or above average with a corresponding percentile rank of 84-95. Scaled score from 16-19 is described as exceptional strength, very well developed, or superior with a corresponding percentile rank of 98-99.

**What is 1.5 SD below the mean?**

Z-score. The z-score is just a fancy name for standard deviations. So a z-score of 2 is like saying 2 standard deviations above and below the the mean. A z-score of 1.5 is 1.5 standard deviations above and below the mean. A z-score of 0 is no standard deviations above or below the mean (it’s equal to the mean).