A weighted scale divided into nine equal units that represent nine levels of performance on any particular test. The stanine is a standard score. Thus the intervals between different points on the scale are equal in terms of the number of correct test responses they represent. The mean is at stanine 5.

a statistical unit used in educational testing. Test scores are normalized (mathematically transformed) so that they have a mean ("average") of 5 and a standard deviation of 2. This tranformation naturally divides the ranked scores into 9 classes called stanines 1-9. The percentage of scores in each stanine is 4, 7, 12, 17, 20, 17, 12, 7, and 4, respectively. The technique originated in the U.S. military during World War II, and the word is a contraction of "standard of nine."

Indicates the relative standing of a student in comparison with the same reference group used for the percentile rank. Stanines of 1, 2, 3 are considered "below average," 4, 5, 6 are "average," and 7, 8, 9 are "above average." Return to the Top

A standardized test score that describes pupil performance on a nine-point scale ranging from I to 9; scores of 1, 2, and 3 are often interpreted as being below average; 4, 5, and 6 as being average; and 7, 8, and 9 as being above average.

A unit of a standard score scale that divides the norm population into nine groups with the mean at stanine 5. The word stanine draws its name from the fact that it is a STAndard score on a scale of NINE units. Comparison Table of Stanines and Percentiles Stanines Approximate Percentiles Percentage of Examinees 9 Highest Level 96-99 8 High Level 90-95 7 Well above average 78-89 12% 6 Slightly above average 60-77 17% 5 Average 41-59 20% 4 Slightly below average 23-40 17% 3 Well below average 11-22 12% 2 Low Level 5-10 1 Lowest Level 1-4

A stanine score is a standard score that ranges between 1 and 9 with an average of 5, often used as a broad representation of achievement. Most students are expected to receive a stanine score of 4, 5, or 6.

A stanine (which is abbreviated from "standard nine") is a standard score ranging from 1 to 9. Stanines are simple to use and place small differences of score in perspective. Stanines have a mean of 5 and a standard deviation of 2.

Stanine (STAndard NINE) is a method of scaling test scores on a nine-point standard scale with a mean of five (5) and a standard deviation of two (2).