Standardized Scores

Standardized scores are most often associated with statistics and statistical analyses. Generally, standardized scores refer to raw data being converted to standard or normalized scores in order to maintain uniformity in interpretation of statistical data. Typically, these interpretations are made based off of norm references, something that can be accomplished due to the standardization of scores. Although there are a number of examples of standardized scores used in the literature, it is typically the case that standardized scores are meant to represent standard scores, known as Z scores. After raw data are converted to Z scores, the scores can then be converted to a variety of other standardized units such as T scores.

In general, there are no units of measurement when discussing standardized scores. This ...

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