The grade equivalent score compares a child’s performance on a grade-level examination to the median (central most) score of other students on [Page 743]the same material in the test’s norming group. This score is expressed as a decimal number with the left digit representing the grade level of a student’s performance and the right digit representing the approximate month in a 10-month academic school year. For example, if a sixth-grade student earned a grade equivalent score of 6.5, this would indicate that the raw score of this sixth-grade student is at the level of the sixth-grade student in the 5th month of the academic year or February (September is month 0, October is month 1, and so on through June, which is month 9). If ...
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