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Grade Equivalent (GE)

Grade Equivalent scores range from 1 to 12.9+. They represent how a student's test performance compares with that of other students nationally. (Because Star Math norms go no lower than grade 1, the GE for a score below the minimum for GE 1.0 will be reported as “< 1”.)

For example, if a 5th-grade student has a GE of 7.6, the student's score is equal to that of a typical 7th grader after the sixth month of the school year. This score does not necessarily mean that the student is capable of doing math at the 7th-grade level. It only indicates that the student's math skills are well above average for his or her grade level.

A GE score preceded by a "greater than" sign (>) is a capped score. GE scores in excess of three grade levels above the student's actual grade are capped, meaning that such GE scores are shown as "> [student's actual grade level + 3]." This prevents the misinterpretation that students with excessively high GE scores are capable of work at those higher grades. See the Star Math Technical Manual for more information.

This score can be included on the following reports: the Annual Progress Report, Diagnostic Report, the Growth Report, the Parent Report, the Screening Report, the State Standards - Student Report, the Summary Report, and the Test Record Report.

See the Star Math Technical Manual for Scaled Score to Grade Equivalent conversions.