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Understanding an SAT-10 score
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2010 17:40 PM

Children who take the SAT-10 may be a bit confused when they receive their scores back, as all of the numbers can sometimes be hard to decipher. When receiving the results, the test will be divided into three different parts. The upper left has the percentile ranks, stanines and grade equivalents, while the upper right has the percentile bands and the bottom describes how the child got their score.

The raw score is the number of correct answers on a test, but does not have weighting toward overall statistics. The scaled score is a conversion of a raw score into statistics, but parents may not find it meaningful.

The national percentile rank and stanine represents how the student compares to the rest of the country, and stanine is the group of nationwide percentages.

Finally, the grade equivalent determines the grade level of subject in which the student has an understanding.