A type of converted score that expresses a student's score relative to the group in percentile points. Indicates the percentage of students tested who made scores equal to or lower than a given score. If a score of 82 has a percentile rank of 65, this means that 65 percent of the students who took the test had a score of 82 or lower than 82.

a derived test score that indicates what percentage of the norm group was exceeded by the individual's score, e.g., a percentile rank of 47 means the student scored better than did 47 percent (47 out of 100) students.

Percentage of cases falling at or below a specified score in a distribution

The percentage of all the scores in a distribution that lie below a given score.

Based on priority score, the application's rank relative to others reviewed by its IRG at the same and past two review meetings. For NIH institutes, an application's percentile rank is the main indicator of merit and basis for determining whether it gets an award.

Time-weighted rates of return are ranked against Mercer universes or peer groups. For example, an investment manager's return may rank at the 20th percentile of a particular Mercer universe or peer group. This indicates that 80% of the investment managers in the sample had lower performance. The highest percentile rank is 1 and the lowest is 100. Bars in graphic displays are divided by percentiles with the top of each bar denoting the 5th percentile followed by lines for the 25th, 50th (median), 75th, and 95th percentiles.

a number indicating the percent of individuals within the specific norm group that scored lower than the raw score of a given student.

A test score that is used to convert raw scores (number of correct answers) into something more meaningful. Percentile rank is the percentage of test takers who had a raw score that was the same as or higher than a given score. If a student received a raw score of 15 on a test and this put the student in the 75th percentile, it would mean that the student had a higher score than 75% of those who take the test.

a converted standard score

an indicator of where a student's performance fits within the performance of other students in the same grade

a point in a distribution at or below which the scores of a given percentage of individuals fall

a type of derived score utilized on most norm-referenced type of tests

Contrary to their name, percentile scores have nothing to do with the percentage of questions the student got right. Percentiles, with a low of 1 and a high of 99, show how students compare with the norm group, a statistically reliable sample of students used for making comparisons. A percentile score is the percentage of students your child scored as well as or better than. If a student scores at the 65th percentile, it means that he or she performed as well as or better on the test than 65 percent of the norm group. The 50th percentile is considered average, and the largest percentage of students is clustered between the 40th and 60th percentiles.

Percentile rank identifies the percentage of a studentâ€™s peer group (e.g., grade level) that a studentâ€™s score surpassed. For example, a student receives a test score of 66 and a percentile rank of 83. This means that a score of 66 is higher than 83% of the comparison group.

A standardized test score that describes the percentage of pupils a given pupil scored higher than; 89th percentile rank means that a pupil scored higher than 89 percent of the pupils in the norm group.

The percent of scores in a distribution that is lower than a particular obtained score. The remaining scores are at the same level or higher.

A group of funds' performance values sorted in ascending or descending order, then a percentage value between one and 100 percent is assigned to each member of the group. The top percentile (1) is designated the best performing whereas the bottom percentile (100) is the worst performing.

Is an indication of the relative standing of a particular measure in comparison to that measure for individuals in the same reference or age group. Percentiles range from 1 to 99 with a percentile rank of 50 representing average for the measure being studied.

The percentile rank of a score is the percentage of scores in its frequency distribution which are lower. For example, a test score which is greater than 90% of the scores of people taking the test is said to be at the 90th percentile.