Percentiles

The tables below present the overall English language arts (ELA)/literacy and mathematics scale scores for the 5th, 10th, 20th, 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th, 70th, 80th, 90th, and 95th percentiles for grades 3 through 8 and 11.

For example, a Grade 3 student whose ELA/literacy overall scale score is 2491 scored at the 80th percentile. This student performed better than 80% of the students who took the Grade 3 ELA/literacy test.1

Additional information is available in Chapter 5 of the Smarter Balanced 2014-15 Technical Report.


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English Language Arts/Literacy
Grade N Mean StDev Percentiles
5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 65 70 75 80 85 90 95
3 776842 2412.9 87.1 2273 2298 2317 2334 2349 2362 2376 2388 2401 2412 2425 2437 2450 2463 2476 2491 2508 2528 2556
4 738046 2454.9 92.0 2305 2333 2353 2371 2387 2402 2416 2430 2443 2457 2469 2482 2495 2508 2522 2537 2554 2575 2605
5 761900 2495.3 93 2343 2372 2393 2410 2426 2442 2456 2471 2484 2498 2511 2524 2537 2550 2564 2579 2596 2616 2646
6 751374 2517.6 91.3 2364 2396 2419 2437 2454 2469 2482 2495 2508 2520 2532 2544 2556 2570 2584 2599 2616 2636 2664
7 739048 2540.1 95.8 2380 2410 2433 2453 2470 2486 2502 2516 2531 2544 2557 2570 2583 2597 2611 2626 2643 2664 2693
8 742001 2559.6 94.7 2400 2433 2456 2475 2492 2507 2521 2535 2549 2562 2576 2589 2602 2616 2630 2644 2661 2681 2710
11 630625 2596.8 133.5 2318 2401 2447 2482 2511 2536 2559 2580 2599 2616 2633 2649 2665 2681 2697 2715 2736 2762 2795

 

Mathematics
Grade N Mean StDev Percentiles
5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 65 70 75 80 85 90 95
3 781627 2422.8 79.3 2290 2322 2342 2357 2370 2382 2393 2404 2414 2424 2434 2444 2455 2465 2477 2489 2504 2523 2551
4 765272 2462.5 80.8 2332 2360 2378 2393 2407 2419 2430 2441 2452 2462 2473 2483 2494 2505 2518 2532 2548 2568 2596
5 763194 2490 89.2 2347 2377 2396 2412 2426 2439 2452 2464 2477 2489 2501 2514 2526 2540 2554 2570 2587 2607 2637
6 751146 2510.9 101 2334 2376 2405 2428 2447 2463 2477 2490 2503 2515 2528 2540 2553 2566 2581 2596 2614 2638 2671
7 743128 2527 107.6 2341 2384 2413 2436 2455 2472 2488 2503 2516 2530 2544 2558 2572 2587 2603 2620 2640 2664 2699
8 743207 2541.9 115.1 2351 2391 2419 2442 2462 2480 2496 2512 2527 2542 2557 2572 2588 2605 2623 2643 2666 2693 2733
11 558553 2560.2 123.6 2361 2401 2429 2452 2471 2490 2508 2525 2542 2558 2575 2591 2608 2626 2645 2667 2693 2724 2771
1These data are derived from data aggregated across the Smarter Balanced members that submitted de-identified student results data for the 2014–15 assessments. The following Consortium members provided results data: Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Maine, Oregon, South Dakota, US Virgin Islands, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, California, Montana, Nevada, and North Dakota.