Grade Equivalent (GE)

Grade Equivalent scores range from 0.0 to 12.9+. They represent how a student's test performance compares with that of other students nationally.

For example, if a 5th-grade student has a GE of 7.6, his or her 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 reading 7th-grade material. It only indicates that the student's reading 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.

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