Recent Examples of quartile from the Web
But 90 percent of freshmen from families in the top income quartile finish their degree.
After allowing 800-plus yards and 48 points in their wins over the Giants and Chargers, the Eagles were in the bottom quartile of the league in total defense and the bottom 35 percent in scoring defense.
As of 2014, 50 percent of Americans in the highest income quartile and more than 55 percent of those with college degrees reported having great confidence in the nation’s scientific leaders.
Surveyed companies in the top quartile for executive effectiveness experienced median year-over-year revenue growth of 26%, three times faster than peers.
Miami ranked at the bottom of the pack for share of scale-ups, and in the bottom quartile for the other two categories.
Those in the third and fourth quartile are above the national average, while those in the first and second are below the national average.
While LAUSD performs worse than two-thirds of the state’s 864 school districts, students at Alliance Olga Mohan, Alliance College Ready and Camino Nueveo score in the top quartile.
According to a study by the Cooke Foundation, only 3 percent of students from the bottom income quartile attend top U.S. universities.
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Did You Know?
A quartile is a quarter of a specific group that has been tested or evaluated in specific ways. The first quartile is the one that scores highest and the fourth quartile scores lowest. For achievement and proficiency tests, the first quartile is the place to be; for blood pressure or cholesterol, the third quartile is healthier.
Origin and Etymology of quartile
First Known Use: 1879See Words from the same year
Financial Definition of QUARTILE
What It Is
A quartile is one of four equal parts.
How It Works
For example, if we were to look at all of the closing prices for Company XYZ stock for every day in the last year, the top 25% of those prices would represent the upper quartile of the data. The bottom 25% of those prices would represent the lower quartile of the data. There would be two quartiles in between the upper and lower quartiles. The average of all the stock prices typically falls right in the middle, between the second and third quartiles.
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