Grade Placement (GP)

Grade placement (GP) is a numeric representation of a student's grade level, based on the specific month in which a student takes a Star Reading test.

Star Reading considers the standard school year to run from September through June and assigns increment values of 0.0 through 0.9 to these months.

The software automatically assigns grade placements using a student's grade level and the month in which a Star Reading test was taken.

Grade Placements for pre-K students are negative numbers.

GP is important because Percentile Rank (PR) and Normal Curve Equivalent (NCE) values are based not only on the Scaled Score but also on the grade placement of the student at the time of the test.