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Both raw scores and percentile ranks must be considered to interpret student performance. What would be the correct way to interpret both scores to indicate a students true understanding of the skill?

Overall, this is not an either/or situation as both the raw score and percentile rank viewed over time are important when interpreting 
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On the Detailed Percentiles Table, the grade 7 MCRC table has 20 questions for Fall but only 19 for Winter and 18 for Spring. All of the MCRC grade 7 tests have 20 questions so why isn’t this reflected in the percentiles table?

easyCBM tests are largely norm-references fundamental skills assessments. Thus, a student’s performance is compared to national norms––scores based on a large nationally-representative group of 
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Using raw scores and percentile ranks to interpret student performance

Both the raw score and percentile rank are important when interpreting students’ performance. While student growth can be observed by increases in 
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Where do I find the progress monitoring scoring guidelines?

If you login to your account and go to the Reports tab you’ll notice two documents for download, located in 
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August 23rd, 2018 ... [ , , , ]

Percentage vs. Percentile

When we say "Percent" we are really saying "per 100". It is a number or ratio expressed as a fraction 
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Why don’t the percentile scores always go up across the year?

Although it would seem logical to have the expected percentile scores increase in a linear way throughout the year, with 
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How come I don’t see benchmark percentiles for reading but I do for math?

For benchmark percentiles in reading all measures of a test type are just alternate forms of the same structure, meaning 
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How were norms for the benchmark and progress monitoring assessments calculated?

The percentiles and scores for the English language reading and mathematics tests in the "Progress Monitoring Scoring Guidelines" were calculated 
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How often are the easyCBM norms updated?

The current easyCBM norms were developed in November 2016. Norms tend not to change too drastically over time. For instance, 
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Understanding Percentile Rank

Understanding percentile ranks can be a little confusing. Sometimes performance on assessments across the year sometimes defies logic a tad. 
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