Percentiles

The tables below present the overall English language arts (ELA)/literacy and mathematics scaled 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 scaled 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 835430 2420.1 88.9 2278 2303 2322 2338 2354 2368 2382 2395 2408 2420 2433 2445 2458 2471 2485 2500 2517 2538 2566
4 843395 2461.0 93.8 2307 2335 2356 2375 2392 2408 2422 2436 2450 2464 2477 2490 2503 2516 2530 2545 2562 2583 2612
5 829247 2500.6 94.0 2345 2375 2397 2415 2432 2448 2463 2477 2491 2504 2517 2530 2543 2556 2570 2584 2601 2621 2651
6 824815 2522.2 94.5 2362 2396 2419 2438 2456 2471 2486 2500 2513 2526 2539 2552 2565 2578 2592 2606 2623 2642 2670
7 818921 2545.8 97.8 2380 2413 2437 2458 2476 2493 2508 2523 2537 2550 2564 2577 2590 2604 2618 2633 2650 2671 2701
8 810009 2563.4 98.3 2397 2430 2455 2475 2493 2509 2525 2540 2554 2568 2582 2595 2608 2622 2636 2650 2668 2688 2719
11 537264 2598.3 110.9 2402 2442 2472 2498 2521 2541 2560 2577 2594 2609 2624 2638 2652 2666 2681 2698 2716 2737 2769

 

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 838317 2428.7 81.3 2292 2326 2347 2362 2376 2388 2399 2410 2421 2431 2441 2451 2462 2472 2484 2497 2511 2531 2560
4 845962 2467.5 82.4 2334 2362 2381 2397 2410 2423 2434 2446 2456 2467 2478 2489 2500 2512 2524 2539 2555 2575 2603
5 831562 2491.6 90.7 2346 2376 2395 2412 2426 2440 2453 2466 2479 2491 2504 2516 2530 2543 2557 2572 2590 2610 2639
6 826621 2511.9 105.1 2327 2371 2402 2426 2445 2462 2477 2492 2504 2517 2530 2542 2556 2569 2584 2600 2619 2643 2678
7 819937 2529.1 109.6 2339 2380 2411 2436 2456 2475 2492 2507 2521 2533 2547 2561 2575 2590 2606 2624 2644 2669 2702
8 804340 2543.3 117.7 2353 2392 2419 2441 2460 2478 2494 2510 2525 2541 2557 2573 2590 2608 2627 2647 2670 2699 2740
11 566365 2568.7 123.9 2367 2408 2436 2459 2480 2498 2517 2535 2552 2569 2586 2602 2619 2636 2655 2677 2702 2732 2775
1These data are derived from data aggregated across the Smarter Balanced members that submitted de-identified student results data for the 2015–16 assessments. The following Consortium members provided results data: Bureau of Indian Education, California, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Michigan, Montana, North Dakota, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, Vermont, Washington, and West Virginia.