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Composite Score Explanation


Composite scoring is required by some states and schools. For up to date information and requirements please check with your State or School District.

As a general explanation, composite scoring takes the individual percentile and stanine scores for each category that is scored and gives one percentile and one stanine for each of them.  The categories are Reading, Mathematics, Language and Spelling.  These are then combined to give one overall percentile and stanine for the test.  This is a weighted average however, based upon the group norms, and cannot be figured simply by totaling the scores and getting an average.

You will still receive results outlining the grade equivalents, percentile rankings, and stanine rankings for each of the test's individual sections. The Composite Scoring is merely an additional service that offers a total percentile and stanine ranking for the test.