raw score


Definition of 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 The state reduced the raw score downward to 6.7 because San Diego performed a higher number of coronavirus tests per 100,000 residents than the median rate statewide. Paul Sisson, San Diego Union-Tribune, "San Diego’s coronavirus numbers looking good headed into Tuesday’s assessment," 5 Oct. 2020 School ratings were based on three factors: raw scores, year-over-year progress and expected performance relative to student poverty levels. Rebecca Hennes, Houston Chronicle, "Part 4: Nearly 50 Houston-area schools beat the odds and received top rankings in new report," 1 July 2019 Its offensive and defensive efficiency numbers much better explain teams than raw scores. Dick Jerardi, Philly.com, "NCAA tournament selection committee needs a new formula," 11 Mar. 2018 Scoring of Firms Companies were scored by: 1. Standardizing the raw scores on the 37 indicators to have a mean of 0 and a standard deviation of 1. 2. WSJ, "Methodology for the Management Top 250 Company Rankings," 5 Dec. 2017 In passing the new standard, the school board reversed a decision last year that would have gradually raised the raw score needed to merit passing the test each year. Liz Bowie, Washington Post, "Maryland revises high school graduation requirements, delaying higher standards," 30 Oct. 2017

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1920, in the meaning defined above

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19 Oct 2020

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“Raw score.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/raw%20score. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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