raw score


: an individual's actual achievement score (as on a test) before being adjusted for relative position in the test group

Examples of raw score in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Final rankings were determined by a brand’s raw score (50%) and compared to others in its industry (50%). Rachel Rabkin Peachman, Forbes, 29 Nov. 2023 San Luis Obispo is said to have performed 661 tests per 100,000 during the one-week measurement period from Feb. 14 through Feb. 20, earning a 45 percent reduction of its raw score, falling to 6.8, two tenths of a case less than the red tier limit of 7. Paul Sisson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Mar. 2021 The raw score of 15 for naming animals in the language section became a 35 for whites and 41 for Blacks. CBS News, 15 May 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1920, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of raw score was in 1920

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“Raw score.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/raw%20score. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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