Percentile Rank (PR)

Percentile Rank (PR) scores range from 1–99 and express student ability relative to the scores of other students in the same grade. For a particular student, this score indicates the percentage of students in the norms group who obtained lower scores.

For example, if a student has a Percentile Rank of 85, the student's literacy skills are greater than 85% of other children in the same grade.

Star Early Literacy was developed as a criterion-referenced assessment system. Students are compared to a criterion or a standard and an absolute score is reported. The norming study of summer 2014 enhanced the product to include relative scores to compare students to one another.

Percentile Rank scores can be found in the Screening Report and the Record Book.

Star Early Literacy was normed in the summer of 2014. For more information, see the Star Early Literacy Technical Manual.