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Percentile Ranks and Color Coding

In the Teacher Deluxe and District accounts, you actually control the color coding for percentile ranks. To update your settings, 
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September 13th, 2021 ... [ , ]

In the norms table, I have a student performing above the percentile. How do I find their actual percentile?

Once the raw score gets to where it's associated with the 99th percentile, there’s no reason to keep giving additional 
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September 1st, 2021 ... [ , , ]

I noticed the Math percentiles changed in the summer of 2020. How are the percentiles chosen for the easyCBM progress monitor tests?

The raw score-percentile associations changed around the summer of 2020 because we recalculated the norms for all easyCBM measures using 
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September 1st, 2021 ... [ , , ]

Where do I find the Norms and Percentiles tables?

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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December 14th, 2020 ... [ , , ]

How do I find out if a student is at risk?

Overall, risk is not an either/or situation as both the raw score and percentile rank viewed over time are important when interpreting students’ performance 
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February 24th, 2020 ... [ , , , , ]

How do you calculate/interpret percentiles? Why does a perfect score not always equate to the 99th percentile?

The formula for calculating percentiles is given as: B / T * 100 = percentile T = Total number of 
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February 12th, 2020 ... [ , ]

Does the percentile for a benchmark assessment change based on when you give it?

For example, will a student who takes the Fall benchmark assessment in November get the same percentile ranking as another student 
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December 4th, 2019 ... [ , , , ]

How do benchmark / progress-monitoring raw scores and percentile ranks relate to each other over the year?

The norms (percentile rankings relative to raw scores) change from season to season. The benchmark raw score/percentile ranks match up 
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December 4th, 2019 ... [ , , , , ]

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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May 29th, 2019 ... [ , , ]

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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September 4th, 2018 ... [ , ]